28 January 1916

Extract from the official war diary of 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Trenches

Fine day German artillery very active all day.  Starting from early morning there was a heavy bombardment on our right, and a German attack at FRISE.  C2. Subsector heavily shelled until 6 p.m. about 6.30pm everything absolutely quite no casualties.

 

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.]

gregg

Fri 628 shells around FROISSY & the SUCRERIE. Also CAPPY and SUZANNE are shelled. W.E. Davis killed at WELLINGTON REDOUBT. Dinner at the dugouts with the Div. General as guest (Maj. Gen. C.M. KAVANAGH) (5th Division).The S. LANCS transport somewhat rattled were assisted at FROISSEY.

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