Extract from the diary of Lt B H Gregg, 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
[Lt Gregg joined up in August 1914 in Chester. He survived the war and died aged 102 in Canada.]
LEAVE! Rode to rail-head at MERICOURT with an orderly at 4.45 a.m. from transport lines. Train left 7.30 a.m. arrived AMIENS 9 a.m. Breakfast at HOTEL DE RHIN. Walk around & view cathedral. Leave 11.45 a.m. arriving BOULONGNE 3.30 p.m. Sail 4.30. Arrive FOLKSTONE 6 p.m. Pullman to LONDON 9 p.m. A show at the Empire “LILAC DOMINO.” Leave EUSTON STATION midnight, changing at CREWE & CHESTER arrive WEST KIRBY 7.30 a.m. Memorable day after the weeks in France.