22nd December 1916

Extract from the official war diary of the 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

METEREN

The battalion was relieved by the 8th Border Regt and moved into reserve at LE ROMARIN.    The following day was spent in bathing and a certain amount of training was carried out during the period.   A draft of 93 O.R. joined on this date.   On the 25th a fine performance was given at the Brigade Cinema Theatre to the battalion and on the 26th a regimental concert was held and on the 27th a performance was given by the Divisional Pierrot troupe.   The semi-final and final of the football competition started in September at AGENVILLE was completed were played the final being won by “A” Coy.

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12 September 1916

Extract from the official war diary of the 11th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Authuille Wood

The Batt moved to AGENVILLE, and remained in billets in the village until the 25th inst. All the time was spent in training, of which games and competitions formed a considerable part. The weather was not however too favourable and greatly hindered the progress of training.

Ranges, bombing pits, bayonet  fighting gallows etc were all erected constructed and just as the more advanced training was about to commence orders were suddenly received by which the Batt was once more to proceed to the scene of active operation in the vicinity of THIEPVAL