Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
Thursday. Feel a lot better today but I still have a very nasty irritating cough which is a nuisance. There was a storm at midday & it rained in torrents. Major Leah got thrown from his horse whilst having a riding lesson. It was a funny sight like a sack of spuds falling.