2nd February 1916

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

charles brockbank

Wednesday. Today we left PICQUINY at 9.0 A.M. and we marched to a place called [word missing]   where we got into billets of sorts. We officers are all in an old empty house. We only marched about twelve miles so it was not a long day. I chopped some logs until teatime & the fire is going fine. Rigby, Dodge & about five more were distinctly merry by 11.0 p.m. & we had a bit of fun at 1.0 A.M. when Rigby woke us all up to tell us the time & to tell us he was “Queen of the May”.

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