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.]
Thur Training in drill & pioneer work begins. In the evenings the C.O. holds long & tedious office hours & the Bn smartens itself up. Squad & aims drill to day.
Extract from the official war diary of the 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
General Routine. Two companies proceeded to Locre for baths and clean change. The Bn. furnished the usual working parties. During a football match (Officers v Sergeants) the enemy shelled the billets of the S.W. Borderers, with whiz-bangs – Seven men were injured in one dug-out.