The Battalion’s commanding officer Colonel Scott had been killed as soon as the Battalion reached Larch Wood while three other officers were wounded. He was 42 years old at the time he was killed – which was quite old for a soldier in the First World War. Brigade if necessary - and billeted in the Ypres casemates (chambers inside the thick stone walls of the city). seventy yards of trench recaptured, but position untenable to lack of support from the left '. He was killed in 1917. The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. He was, of course, one of the many 'Missing – Known unto God'.Â. At about 3 am on 7 May, the account states, '', A’ Company after desperate fighting, retook 70 yards of the trenches. MERCIAN REGIMENT, CHESHIRE , MEMORIAL Cheshire Regiment Association Memorial Garden, Sandbach Cemetery Op Herric 12 Afghanistan 2010 Corporal 25189142, Harvey Alex HOLMES, Ist Mercian Regiment, attached to 40 Commando, Royal Marines Battle Group, killed in explosion near to Patrol Base, Waterloo, in Sangin, Helmand province whilst providing protection for … German casualties are unknown but were probably of a similar magnitude to those of the British. This was puzzling and I resolved to find out why.Â. The Cheshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division.The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. View Basket, Private Mahon’s name appears on the War Memorial in Middlewich, Cheshire, but it does not appear in the semi-official list of, published in the 1920s or in the Roll of Honour in the, I decided to comb the names of soldiers of the Cheshire Regiment in. Officially, the action on and in front of Hill 60 in 1915 was not counted as a “battle” and therefore it does not appear on the colours of any of the regiments that were involved. i) Arthur Greg was a member of the well-known cotton manufacturing family, the Gregs of Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. There were no similarities of the kind I was looking for in the list of the 7th Battalion - or more correctly the 1/7th Battalion. Mahon indicates Irish ancestry and Irish surnames are often mispronounced and often mis-spelled. Please enter your sortcode and account number below. From the top of Hill 60 Ypres could be seen quite clearly and was an excellent site for artillery observation. The total casualty figure for 1st Cheshires alone is not recorded in the Battalion War Diary as far as I can see. I contacted the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to discover where Private 'Mahore' had been killed and where his grave was. This would make him 41 years old when he reenlisted (although his Service Record indicates that he stated his age as 38 and his home address as now on the Holmes Chapel Road.). The Cheshire Military Museum has a small team who can carry out historical research for you in our archives on topics relating to the Cheshire Regiment and The Cheshire Yeomanry. ', Having been gassed, shelled, bombed and shot at continuously since 5 May the Battalion almost certainly now contained only a fraction of its full number of (1000 +) men and there had been very little chance of success. The Battalion was shelled by both sides - British shells falling short of their targets on the Hill just beyond the Cheshires. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries on all sides, across all theatres and fronts, on land, at sea and in the air and at home, during the Great War. My enquiries did not start well because I was mistakenly informed that Private Mahon served with the 7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. I make a point of looking at his name on my, until recently, frequent visits to the Menin Gate.  Remember the soldier 'thrice missing'.  May he Rest in Peace. And there, I thought, I found him. Cheshire Regiment Association. This would make him 41 years old when he reenlisted (although his Service Record indicates that he stated his age as 38 and his home address as now on the Holmes Chapel Road.). (The 1, Battalion War Diary says that the Battalion was, Lieutenant Greg later recalled starting off from Ypres, ‘… at about eight or none in the morning ….’, and this would seem correct bearing in mind the next time mentioned in the Diary which was 10.20 am. The attack, according to the Battalion War Diary was '…. Hill 60 is not really a hill but a large somewhat elongated mound formed by the spoil taken from the adjacent cutting made for the Ypres-Comines railway. I decided to comb the names of soldiers of the Cheshire Regiment in Soldiers Died in the Great War for names which looked something like or, when pronounced, would sound something like Private Mahon’s surname. Heavy shellfire continued. A local Middlewich historian, Philip Andrews, has discovered that Peter Mahon had previously served in 2. For more information, please see our privacy policy, Please enter a password with 6 characters or more. More on the 22nd Cheshire Regiment can be found here. cheshire regiment, berlin stadium parade in 1955. written by kenneth guntrip. Private, 53760. The Card has a note that his medals (1915 Star, British Medal and Victory Medal) were returned to the authorities. Â, i) Arthur Greg was a member of the well-known cotton manufacturing family, the Gregs of Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire. Cheshire MilitaryMuseu mb y the end of July2020.The website is: www.cheshiremilitarymusem.co.uk You can also follow the CRA on Facebook - "The Cheshire Regiment Association" for updates on events." Battalion as they struggled in vain to win back what became known as 'the bloody pile of earth'. i was a lcpl drummer corps drums and was on the queens birthday parade in 1955. it was a momentous and big parade.argyle and sutherland highlanders trooped their colours on this occasion. The Germans wanted to regain control of the Hill and launched a series of desperate counter-attacks all of which were repulsed until on 4 May they recaptured it by using poison gas. The Germans occasionally managed to infiltrate the British trenches and attacked the Cheshires with rifle fire and grenades. His name appeared (but not until well over a month later) as the last on a list of missing released from the Headquarters of the Cheshire Regiment at Chester Castle and published in the Chester Chronicle on 26 June 1915. His name is correctly spelled. After he had recovered from the wounds he suffered at Hill 60 he joined the Royal Flying Corps. BM Box 1914, ), The attack, according to the Battalion War Diary was ', …. Includes commissioned officers of the Cheshire Regiment of the British Army, which was formed in 1689 and merged into the Mercian Regiment in 2007. Slider to reverse, obscured by sealing wax. for names which looked something like or, when pronounced, would sound something like Private Mahon’s surname. The entry reads: 'Mahore, Peter, b. Middlewich, Cheshire e. Middlewich, Cheshire, 18769, Pte., k. in a., F. & F., 7.5.15'. (Major CGE Hughes took over command of 1, Battalion. The error quite possibly arose from the transcription of someone’s poor handwriting. In the evening they had managed to get into trenches further on - about 100-200 metres north of the top of Hill 60. Simultaneously, British, Belgian and French artillery laid down a barrage on the Hill which was captured by the Royal West Kent Regiment. By creating an account you agree to us emailing you with newsletters and discounts, which you can switch off in your account at any time. Below are just some of our members who have served at Cheshire Regiment. The Battalion was almost attacked in error by men of another British regiment (the Royal West Kents who had captured the Hill the previous month).Â, There are apparently no entries in 1st Battalion’s original handwritten War Diary for 6 and 7 May in the National Archives (see footnote ii). ‘A’ Company in this action lost very heavily. Cheshire Regiment Association. A huge quantity of earth exploded 400 feet into the air. iii)  Philip Andrews in ’The Fragrant Blossom of Middlewich’, Volume I, 1914 – June 1917,  Pub. A local Middlewich historian, Philip Andrews, has discovered that Peter Mahon had previously served in 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, for two years and 311 days. Membership of the Cheshire Regiment Association is open to those who served in The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment in any rank including those men and women who served in the Cheshire Regiment Companies of The Mercian Volunteers and The King’s and Cheshire Regiment. We are proud of the regiment and those that lost their lives serving in it and think that deserves a memorial alongside other regiments at the NMA. Peter Mahon’s remains may rest in the Larch Wood Cemetery in front of a gravestone with the inscription 'A soldier of the Great War Known unto God' carved on it; they may rest in the ruins of the Larch Wood trenches. association@hotmail. Evidently, on 6 May the Battalion managed to hang on in the positions it occupied the previous day and even took over three trenches from Kings Own Scottish Borderers. ii) The absence of entries in 1st Battalion War Diary for 6 and 7 May is something of a mystery – there are none in the handwritten original Diary in the National Archives. By the end of the fighting for Hill 60 casualties of 5th Division (including those of 1st Cheshires) amounted to more than 100 officers and 3,000 men. Some of his experiences at Hill 60 can be accessed via quarrybankmill.wordpress.com   The History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War quotes Greg extensively. He was 42 years old at the time he was killed – which was quite old for a soldier in the First World War. Since there is no Private 'Mahore' recorded on the Middlewich War Memorial I thought it was reasonable to assume that Private 'Mahore' and Private Mahon were one and the same person. (Incidentally, this, records the arrival of 1st Battalion at Hill 60 as 4 May and the death of Lieutenant Colonel Scott as 6 May whereas the War Diary records 5 May for both events.) The entry reads: To complete Private Mahon’s story as best I could I referred once more to the, - ie not in the front line but ready to go into action to support the other Battalions in the (15. ) The confusion of names was not, as can be seen, quite as I had anticipated. Anodized aluminium headdress badge to soldiers of The Cheshire Regiment, being a diamond-cut eight-point star over the centre of which a voided circlet with roped edges embossed THE CHESHIRE / REGIMENT, in the centre an acorn vertical between oak leaves. Until 1881, the regiment was known as the 22nd Regiment of Foot. He wrote the account of the Battalion’s actions at Hill 60 in the Battalion’s War Diary. at 2,30 am.to recapture four trenches'. Cheshire Regiment Association's charitable objectives: 1. to promote in every way possible the efficiency of the regiment and to maintain and preserve its traditions. The Battalion’s commanding officer Colonel Scott had been killed as soon as the Battalion reached Larch Wood while three other officers were wounded. The troops only had hastily issued mouth pads to protect themselves with. Cheshire Regiment Association. Thank you, your item has been added to the basket. Continue Shopping The 1911 Census shows that he was still a farm labourer.Â. generally unsuccessful and not renewed. In accordance with the Rules of The Cheshire Regiment Association, paragraph 20, notice is given that the 2019 AGM will be held in Regimental Headquarters, Chester on … C. C. Cheshire’s new garage at Flagstaff to cost $60,000, and not $20,000 as this paper was advised by a Nogalian who had been vacation ing in the pine city. Cheshire Regiment Association. The temporary cross which marked his place of burial is displayed at Quarry Bank Mill, as is his uniform. Battalion. The surviving pages of his Service Record indicate that he re-enlisted on 7 December 1914 and his age is recorded as 38 - which apparently contradicts the Census Record (see footnote iv). It occurred to me that there could have been a problem with Private Mahon’s name. On the day I began writing this article - 11 November 2020 – I reflected, as did we all, upon the burial of the 'Unknown Soldier' on this day a century ago at Westminster Abbey. The action on 7 May, almost certainly, was 'Journey’s End' for Private Peter Mahon. Branches organise reunions and social events throughout the year. Probably about one third of these men were killed. Those present among the standard bearers and veterans included the mayor of Ellesmere Port, Karen Shore, who laid the customary wreath and MP Justin Madders. Peter Mahon’s remains may rest in the Larch Wood Cemetery in front of a gravestone with the inscription 'A soldier of the Great War Known unto God' carved on it; they may rest in the ruins of the Larch Wood trenches. 601 likes. ), There was considerable confusion in the shattered trenches in front of Hill 60. Synchronized Communications Ltd. 2016, of the same battalion home on leave sometime afterwards, stated that Mahon was killed by accident during a bayonet charge at Hill 60.”, The same newspaper mistakenly reported the date of his death as 12 May – when 1, The 1901 Census for Middlewich reveals that Peter Mahon was an 'ordinary agricultural labourer' living at 1 Billington Court off Lewin Street. The Chester Chronicle of 5 June 1915 gives a slightly more detailed, but not totally accurate, account from an unacknowledged source. Soldiers of the 11th Cheshire Regiment in a trench near La Boisselle, 1916 First World War Both regular battalions deployed to the Western Front in 1914-15. 590 likes. This figure includes the records for the 1st/5th, 2nd/5th & 3rd/5th Battalions). The Battalion was relieved by the South Lancashire Regiment that evening and withdrew to Ouderdom Camp 11 km to the west. However, there is a transcript of the Diary in the Cheshire Military Museum in Chester and Caroline Chamberlain, the Museum Officer, kindly emailed me a PDF of the entries for 6 and 7 May 1915. on' on the Index Card rather than 'Mahon'. Membership of the Cheshire Regiment Association is open to those who served in The 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment in any rank including those men and women who served in the Cheshire Regiment Companies of The Mercian Volunteers and The King's and Cheshire Regiment. British positions near Hill 60 were not to change greatly until the explosion of the mine under the Hill in June 1917. The Association is dedicated to upholding the historic achievements and memories of the Regiment. ’The Fragrant Blossom of Middlewich’, Volume I, 1914 – June 1917,  Pub. (For comparison - the Queen Victoria Rifles Battalion brought to Larch Wood to support the attack was down to 320 men.). Private Mahon was killed somewhere in the Ypres salient and his final resting place is unknown. The exact circumstances of his death are unknown and will probably remain so for ever (see footnote iii). And there, I thought, I found him. Happily, the Cheshire Military Museum has a transcript of the missing entries. 9th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. They had no record of any Private 'Mahore'. So, what happened to the missing original handwritten page? Please select your address from the list below; No results found, please manually enter your address. Brigadier M D K Dauncey DSO DL succeeded Major General P L de C Martin CBE as Colonel of the Regiment in 1978. Battalion, Cheshire Regiment, for two years and 311 days. On 17 April the mines were fired over a ten second period. Officially, the action on and in front of Hill 60 in 1915 was not counted as a “battle” and therefore it does not appear on the colours of any of the regiments that were involved. He was unmarried and aged 28 years. Originally published in Cheshire Regiment Association Newsletter, September 2002. Mention is made of 'casualties from shrapnel' and the wounding of Second Lieutenant Greg.Â. The Association is dedicated to upholding the historic achievements and memories of the Regiment. At 8.00 am on 5 May the Battalion was ordered to move to Hill 60 and, three trenches occupied by the Germans. His name is correctly spelled. At about 3 am on 7 May, the account states, ''A’ Company after desperate fighting, retook 70 yards of the trenches. At about 10.20 the Battalion got to Larch Wood - the south eastern edge of which is about 0.5 km to the north west of Hill 60 - which they had to attack and clear of Germans before they could occupy trenches in the wood and those closer to Hill 60. 2. … Sometimes the mis-spelling has become accepted over the years by families – 'Maher', for example, has become 'Marr'; 'Malone' has become 'Mullowney' and so on. Philip Andrews also discovered that the War Medal Roll indicates that his name is recorded as 'Mabon' on the Index Card rather than 'Mahon'. generally unsuccessful and not renewed.'Â. ARROWSMITH, James Cliffe. It does not take too much of an effort to make an imaginative reconstruction of the appalling experiences of the men of 1st Battalion as they struggled in vain to win back what became known as 'the bloody pile of earth'. Nogales international. The Western Front Association (The WFA) was formed with the purpose of furthering interest in First Word War of 1914-1918. Private Mahon’s name appears on the War Memorial in Middlewich, Cheshire, but it does not appear in the semi-official list of Soldiers Died in the Great War published in the 1920s or in the Roll of Honour in the History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War - A. Crookenden, Evans, Chester 1939. The result:'Â, …. We are the largest and fastest growing community of UK forces veterans on the web with over 500,000 members! ), There was considerable confusion in the shattered trenches in front of Hill 60. His name appeared (but not until well over a month later) as the last on a list of missing released from the Headquarters of the Cheshire Regiment at Chester Castle and published in the Chester Chronicle on 26 June 1915. Eventually I looked at the list of the 1st Battalion. Evidently, on 6 May the Battalion managed to hang on in the positions it occupied the previous day and even took over three trenches from Kings Own Scottish Borderers. At 8.00 am on 5 May the Battalion was ordered to move to Hill 60 and support three trenches occupied by the Germans. Owing to the supports missing their way, the Cheshires were unable to hold them. Keep safe. The Cheshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division. • Initially with the Cheshire Regiment in England, but was transferred to 1 LRRP in South Germany. (Incidentally, this History records the arrival of 1st Battalion at Hill 60 as 4 May and the death of Lieutenant Colonel Scott as 6 May whereas the War Diary records 5 May for both events.) The Association is dedicated to upholding the historic achievements and memories of the Regiment. The surviving pages of his Service Record indicate that he re-enlisted on 7 December 1914 and his age is recorded as 38 - which apparently contradicts the Census Record (see footnote iv). Cheshires alone is not recorded in the Battalion War Diary as far as I can see. On 7 May 1st Battalion 'cooperated with K.O.Y.L.I (2nd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) in an attack …. The Western Front Association is a registered charity in the United Kingdom, no 298365. Continue. The temporary cross which marked his place of burial is displayed at Quarry Bank Mill, as is his uniform. Age 36. John McLoed of Tucson saying all the boys from Pima County checked their guns before entering the hall for last Saturday’s meeting of the San-Pima Cattlemen’s Association. 21-08-1918. The Cheshire Regiment was one of the oldest infantry line regiments, founded in 1689 before it's amalgamation in 2007. Captioned: "Cap Badge". The Ellesmere Port branch of the Cheshire Regiment Association held its annual service of commemoration at the Cheshire Regiment Copse in Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port. George Szwejkowski The views and opinions expressed in the article s in this newsletter are thoseof the authorsan d do not necessarily The action of 1915 is often overlooked - as indeed it was by most of the newspapers at the time. Private Mahon’s name appears on the War Memorial in Middlewich, Cheshire, but it does not appear in the semi-official list of Soldiers Died in the Great War published in the 1920s or in the Roll of Honour in the History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War - A. Crookenden, Evans, Chester 1939. The tragic events of Hill 60 were overshadowed by what was happening on a larger geographical scale elsewhere in the north and east of the Ypres salient and in the Dardanelles. The result:' …. Nigel Cave also quotes Greg in. The record of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission shows his name correctly spelled. A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon. 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. British positions near Hill 60 were not to change greatly until the explosion of the mine under the Hill in June 1917. It does not take too much of an effort to make an imaginative reconstruction of the appalling experiences of the men of 1. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive The WFA's newsletter "Trenchlines". Pen and Sword 1998, and includes some excellent archive photographs showing the chaotic state of the ground. Subalterns of the Foot: Three World War I Diaries of Officers of the Cheshire Regiment Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-20: Citations: Cheshire Regiment Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19: The Cheshire Regt. Three tunnels were begun early in March 1915 50-100 yards from the German front line. Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. This site uses cookies. The Card has a note that his medals (1915 Star, British Medal and Victory Medal) were returned to the authorities. Â. I visited Hill 60 and Larch Wood Cemetery some years ago. Private 'Mahore' was born and enlisted in Middlewich and was killed in action somewhere in France or Belgian Flanders on 7th May 1915. 595 likes. He relinquished the appointment in 1985, when Brigdier W K L Prosser CBE MC, succeeded him. series, Pub. Contact: cheshire.regt.association@hotmail.com for details. Happily, the Cheshire Military Museum has a transcript of the missing entries. 'One officer was killed and two were wounded in addition to other casualties. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 368 recorded WW1 deaths for the 5th (Earl of Chester's) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. What follows is an attempt at revealing something of the story of a soldier – again, one of the 'Missing - killed in action', but also missing from some of the records of the soldiers who fought in the First World War. The total casualty figure for 1. Cheshire Regiment Association Memorial Fund 2020 Veterans and friends of the Cheshire Regiment are raising funds to commission a lasting memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from Cheshire Regiment. Mention is made of ',  and the wounding of Second Lieutenant Greg.Â, Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, to recapture four trenches'. © Copyright 2021, All Rights Reserved. Because the earth of Hill 60 was soft, tunnelling was relatively easy and it was decided to blow the Germans off the Hill with mines. forced to withdraw …. To complete Private Mahon’s story as best I could I referred once more to the History of the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War – and to the War Diary of 1st Battalion. 04-08-1917. ‘A’ Company in this action lost very heavily. A vivid account was written by 2nd Lieutenant (later Captain) Arthur Greg (see above and footnote i). We will check that your account details are correct and that your bank account will allow direct debits. Many more bodies were uncovered in the coming months and the smell of quick lime was to hang over the Hill for several years.Â. My guess is that in those happy days when a War Diary could be brought to a reader on request, in what was then the PRO at Kew, and at a time when supervision was very “light touch”, somebody pinched it.Â. seventy yards of trench recaptured, but position untenable to lack of support from the left 'so'…. Private, 50232. A vivid account was written by 2, Lieutenant (later Captain) Arthur Greg (see above and footnote i). The Germans occasionally managed to infiltrate the British trenches and attacked the Cheshires with rifle fire and grenades. When Hill 60 is remembered today it is usually for the explosion of a huge mine there over two years later in 1917 - one of 19 detonated simultaneously to drive the German army off the Messines ridge. The Western Front Association (The WFA) was formed with the purpose of furthering interest in First Word War of 1914-1918. He was unmarried and aged 28 years. 'Having been gassed, shelled, bombed and shot at continuously since 5 May the Battalion almost certainly now contained only a fraction of its full number of (1000 +) men and there had been very little chance of success. One officer was killed and two were wounded in addition to other casualties. Members who served with Cheshire Regiment Welcome to Forces Reunited the place where you can find information and friends from Cheshire Regiment. It gets its name from the fact that it is 60 metres above sea level. He was killed in 1917. Star silver, acorn and leaves gold. He wrote the account of the Battalion’s actions at Hill 60 in the Battalion’s War Diary. Probably the first British mine of the war was blown there by Lt White RE on 17 Feb 1915. 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