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 When they were withdrawn the Battalion had been reduced to between 60-70 men.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: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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