24 December 1916

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

VLAMERINGHE

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

28 March 1915

Extract from the official war diary of the 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

VLAMETINGE

At about 4 am Lt Gleed patrolled as far as hedge in front of 48 found it unoccupied. 12 noon Brigadier came to headquarters. 2.30 pm CO and adjutant inspected trenches: at about 5pm Capt Frost the adjutant was shot through the head and instantaneously killed. At 8 pm relief by Bedfords commenced; 10.5 pm it was completed

Killed in action
Capt & Adjutant T.L. Frost

28th 2 Lieut C.H. Cotton 3 CR
2Lt Simpson 3 CR
and draft of 64 joined.

23 March 1915

Extract from the official war diary of the 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

VLAMETINGE
9.30 pm arrived TUILERIES in D sector. At 12.25 am relief completed without incident. From 12 noon to 4.30 pm trenches 43 to 48 inspected. At 6.30 pm arrived 2 Lt Ashby 3rd Bn reported at Hdqrs. At 12 noon casualties for past 24 hours 2 killed 1 wounded. 7.45 pm to 10.45 pm inspected trenches 48, 49, 50 & 51 dugouts.

Extract from the diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

charles brockbank

Tuesday. Bayonet fighting on “rouse parade” & I think the men are keen on it because it is a decent change. Route march of about 10 miles after breakfast, most of which time it drizzled, though it was very close & muggy. We played the 6th Welsh at footer this afternoon & managed to win 2-0. It was a jolly good match, some of the men are first class players & there was a crowd of about 400 spectators which helps.