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9th Btn. Cheshire Regiment served with the 19th Division near the Hollandscheschurr Farm mines, during the 1917 Battle of Messines.


The 9th Battalion was raised at Chester on the 13th of September 1914 as part of K2 and attached to 58th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division. They trained Salisbury Plain and by December 1914 was in billets in Basingstoke, returning to Salisbury Plain in March 1915. They proceeded to France on the 19th of July 1915, landing at Boulogne.



Those who served with the 9th Btn. Cheshire Regiment

at The Battle of Messines.

  • Brown
  • G. E. Pte. d.7th Jun 1917
  • Sowden
  • John Richard Pte. d.17th Sep 1917
  • Wright
  • James Arthur Pte. d.7th Jun 1917




    History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War.

    Arthur Crookenden


    Naval and Military Press, have once again provided the military historian and researcher with an invaluable service by re-publishing this long out of print volume at the most reasonable price. It chronicles the war record of the fifteen battalions of the regiment which served on the Western Front, in Italy, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, Palestine and Macedonia. The large appendices will however be invaluable for researchers, as having commenced with a summary showing the totals of dead officers and other rank totals by battalions, it is followed by the nominal rolls, with officers grouped alphabetically and other ranks in their battalions. The comprehensive 56-page list of Honours and Awards, including Mentions In Despatches, is arranged alphabetically and although the ranks of the recipients are not given, the citations for the VC, DSO, MC and DCM awards are. The final appendix, entitled `Mobilization', is useful too as it briefly provides the story of each battalion before it went overseas




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