Extract from the war diary of John Moore, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Went Sick pains in stomach, sent to Veille Chapelle Field Service Hospital same day sent from there to St Venant Clearing Station Hospital. Appendicitis was given on New Years Eve a dose of Castor oil. The worst drink I ever had on a New Years Eve.
Extract from the war diary of Joseph Norton, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
We left Richbourg St. Vaast and went into trenches, which were in an awful state. The trenches were just the same as a ditch full of water and up to the waist.