24 December 1916

Extract from the official war diary of the 6th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment


Battalion entrained for YPRES to relieve the 4/5th Black Watch in the Right Battalion Support Sector, Canal Bank.   Relief complete by 9-45p.m.

2nd Lieut W.R.Watkins Invalided to England    10 OR to Hospital Sick   1 OR  Rejoined ex Hosp


15 May 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, Machine Gun Corps

charles brockbank

Monday.  One of the Blackwatch men was carrying two boxes of Mills Bombs & happened to bump them against the trench with the very unexpected result that they went off & blew his leg off, broke another, besides almost disembowelling him, so he died at the dressing station. There was a mine blown up this evening at 10.0 p.m. & also at 3.0 A.M tomorrow, both of which made my dugout shake badly.