8 December 1916

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

BARAKLI-DZUMA

Adjustment of Trench Line – Battalion took over from Northumberland Fusiliers trenches 12 to 18 inclusive.  N. Fusiliers relieved Suffolk Regt. in trenches 1-10 and moved their Bn. H. Q. to ELISAH.  Front line trenches now held by Cheshires and N. Fusiliers, with Suffolks and Welch in reserve at ELISAH and ORMANLI respectively.

Battlion holding trenches 12-25 with two companies, the other two companies being in support, one in billets S.E. BARAKLI DZUMA, and the other in dug outs at DOLAP.

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