Diary of John Henry Fisher, item 7

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marched 6 miles to a 

village called Camblain

L'Abbe + camped in tents

just outside the village

Monday April 2 Worked all

night loading motor waggons

with 8 inch shells for the

guns. Snowing hard all

night. 8 inch shell weighs

about 2 CWT.  2 hundred pounds  A very rough

beginning

Tuesday Apl 3 Moved camp

to the other side of the

village. Out working all

night unloading motor

waggons, containing cases

of shells, each case holding

4 shells. case + with shells

weighing about 120 lbs:

Wednesday Apl 4 Working all

night on same job as

previous night

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marched 6 miles to a 

village called Camblain

L'Abbe + camped in tents

just outside the village

Monday April 2 Worked all

night loading motor waggons

with 8 inch shells for the

guns. Snowing hard all

night. 8 inch shell weighs

about 2 CWT.  2 hundred pounds  A very rough

beginning

Tuesday Apl 3 Moved camp

to the other side of the

village. Out working all

night unloading motor

waggons, containing cases

of shells, each case holding

4 shells. case + with shells

weighing about 120 lbs:

Wednesday Apl 4 Working all

night on same job as

previous night


Transcription history
  • December 21, 2017 15:35:22 Thomas A. Lingner

    marched 6 miles to a 

    village called Camblain

    L'Abbe + camped in tents

    just outside the village

    Monday April 2 Worked all

    night loading motor waggons

    with 8 inch shells for the

    guns. Snowing hard all

    night. 8 inch shell weighs

    about 2 CWT.  2 hundred pounds  A very rough

    beginning

    Tuesday Apl 3 Moved camp

    to the other side of the

    village. Out working all

    night unloading motor

    waggons, containing cases

    of shells, each case holding

    4 shells. case + with shells

    weighing about 120 lbs:

    Wednesday Apl 4 Working all

    night on same job as

    previous night

  • December 8, 2017 22:35:39 Annick Rodriguez

    marched 6 miles to a 

    village called Camblain

    L'Ubbe + camped in tents

    just outside the village

    Monday April 2 Worked all

    night loading motor waggons

    with 8 inch shells for the

    guns. Snowing hard all

    night. 8 inch shell weighs

    about 2 CWT. A very rough

    beginning

    Tuesday Apl 3 Moved camp

    to the other side of the

    village. Out working all

    night unloading motor

    waggons containing cases

    of shells , each case holding

    4 shells . case + with shells

    weighing about 120 lbs:

    Wednesday Apl 4 Working all

    night on same job as

    previous night


  • December 8, 2017 22:33:59 Annick Rodriguez

    marched 6 miles to a 

    village called Camblain

    L'Ubbe + camped in tents

    just outside the village

    Monday April 2 Worked all

    night loading motor waggons

    with 8 inch shells for the

    guns. Snowing hard all

    night. 8 inch shell weighs

    about 2 CWT. A very rough

    beginning

    Tuesday Apl 3 Moved camp


  • December 8, 2017 22:23:34 Annick Rodriguez

    marched 6 miles to a 

    village called Camblain

    L'Ubbe + camped in tents

    just outside the village

    Monday April 2 


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Contributor
Jeanette Payne
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April 2, 1917 – April 4, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Gas Warfare
  • Recruitment and Conscription
  • Transport



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