7 March 1916

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


“A”, “B” & “C” Coy’s in the firing line, “D” Coy in support line

These trenches were even quieter than those at BRAY.  In most places the lines are 200-300 yards apart though there is a point in SAI. (ST. LAURENT-BLAGMY where the German’s have a listening post within 15 yards of our trenches.  No activity during the day.  A patrol went out under 2Lt Smith and ran into a German working party.  2Lt Smith and one OR. (Cpl (Cain) managed to escape, but Pte Goodwin was missing for some hours. He however turned up later having been in the open all the time and having knife a German. Weather was fine during the day, started to snow in the evening.


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