2 October 1916

Extract from the official war diary of the 10th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Stuff Redoubt

Detailed orders issued & all preparations made for the attack.   The weather however was very bad   Rain & bad visibility   Zero was fixed at 3.30 PM but at about 3.20 PM a message was received postponing the operations on account of the weather.

A short time later message was received that the Batt was to be relieved by the 1st Wilts the same afternoon. This relief was completed by about 9 PM the Batt moving into Support trenches   Batt HQ at R32 b1.1 & the companies in trenches round about that point.   In these trenches there were very few dugouts & the men had to cut themselves shelters into the sides of the trench to get protection from weather


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