16 November 1916

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

Ormanli

Suffolk Regiment attacked and captured BARAKLI.  2nd Cheshire Regt made a frontal demonstration.  Part of “A” Co.  and half of Bn. Scouts left billets at 4.30 am and marched to within 1000 yds of BARAKLI with instructions to prepare cover against artillery fire  from the direction of ERNIKOJ.  A controlled rapid fire was directed on trenches N.W. of BARAKLI from 6.30 am – 6.45 am when Suffolk Regt entered BARAKLI.  Party withdrew at 9 am and although subjected to shell fire sustained no casualties.

 Extract from the official war diary of the 9th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

ALELUY

The enemy continued the shelling of our trenches.  Retaliation being called for the enemy quietened down, our heavies doing good work.  A report from C.C.S. stated that Lt Evans had succumbed to his wounds.  The Bn. was relieved by the 7th Bn. E. Kents, the relief being complete by 1.40 am.  The Bn. moved into MARLBOROUGH HUTS.  The weather was bright and frosty

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