10 September 1916

Extract from the official war diary of the 2nd Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

An attack made on the village of NEVOLGEN to test strength of Bulgar Forces.

The 2/Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers were detailed to attack the village with 2/Cheshire Regt. in support. As NEVOLGEN is situated on the left bank of the STRUMA the attacking troops had to cross the river at prepared points. The crossing of the river commenced at about 2 pm and the attack 3 pm. Letter C. Co (Capt Cuff) crossed the river at 2 pm to protect the left flank of the N. Fus. and one Lewis Gun under 2/Lt Gurteen was attached to the 2/n. Fus and assisted in the attack.  Village was carried at about 5 p.m.  One Bulgar Officer and 29 men were taken prisoner.  Bulgars quickly organised a counter attack with about 3 Bns. and reentered the village on the withdrawal of the N. Fusiliers.  2/Lt Gurteen was wounded.

Troops of the 10th Division made a simultaneous attack on KARADZAKOJ and JENIKOJ.

Battalion returned to bivouac camp 7 am 11th.


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