12/Cheshire on Pip Ridge

A fine depiction of a soldier of 12/Cheshire catching his breath – and probably still suffering from the effects of malaria – in the attack on Pip Ridge.

A soldier of 12th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment catches his breath during the unsuccessful attack on Pip Ridge on 18 September 1918. The advance was delayed by intense hand-to-hand fighting, heavy machine-gun fire and a flamethrower. The Battalion persisted and came under enfilade and mortar fire. When they were withdrawn the Battalion had been reduced to between 60-70 men. The Battalion was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palm. One of a series of postcards depicting the Cheshire Regiment published in 1998 by Flintlock Publishing, with illustrations by Rob Chapman and design by Colin Clifford.

 

 

Author: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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