19 September 1916

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

Trenches

Situation fairly quiet all day,  except for intermittent shelling with 5.9s and 4.5s

Hdqrs moved to German dug-out in sunken road, T15 c 2/5, which contained 4 badly wounded  Germans and also a good many dead, which were eventually cleared out

Lieut G.P. HARDING granted special leave and went off in evening.

Brigade Major came over and talked over future plans and proposed operations – Operation Orders not yet received

“C” Company detailed to dig assembly lines to-night under supervision of R.E Officer who reported at Bn Hdqrs 7:45p.m.   The weather which had been raining all morning, cleared up a bit during the afternoon.

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