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