Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page: 

January, 1916

22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

Along Suez Canal to Ballah   El Ballah 

encamped near canal

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

Bitter Cold at night - boiling

hot during day - Native

camel corps near us -

Bathing in Suez Canal

At C of E Open Air Service

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

24 Mon. 

Cross the Suez into

Arabian Dessert - helping

to make road - return

to camp again


 Right hand page: 

January, 1916

25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

Blowing a gale during night

Tents blown down - 

Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

On Ration Fatigue and Army 

Supplies Depot Guard at

night

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

26 WED.

Resting after guard - no parade - 

Company gone across Suez


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27 THUR.

Physical Drill on the sands

Platoon Drill - little extra

rations started today - heavy 

shower of hailstones - 

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 Left hand page: 

January, 1916

22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

Along Suez Canal to Ballah   El Ballah 

encamped near canal

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

Bitter Cold at night - boiling

hot during day - Native

camel corps near us -

Bathing in Suez Canal

At C of E Open Air Service

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

24 Mon. 

Cross the Suez into

Arabian Dessert - helping

to make road - return

to camp again


 Right hand page: 

January, 1916

25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

Blowing a gale during night

Tents blown down - 

Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

On Ration Fatigue and Army 

Supplies Depot Guard at

night

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

26 WED.

Resting after guard - no parade - 

Company gone across Suez


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

27 THUR.

Physical Drill on the sands

Platoon Drill - little extra

rations started today - heavy 

shower of hailstones - 


Transcription history
  • February 14, 2018 12:14:14 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballah   El Ballah 

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping

    to make road - return

    to camp again


     Right hand page: 

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26 WED.

    Resting after guard - no parade - 

    Company gone across Suez


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    27 THUR.

    Physical Drill on the sands

    Platoon Drill - little extra

    rations started today - heavy 

    shower of hailstones - 

  • February 14, 2018 12:13:48 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballah   El Ballah 

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping

    to make road - return

    to camp again


     Right hand page: 

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26 WED.

    Resting after guard - no parade - 

    Company gone across Suez


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    27 THUR.

    Physical Drill on the sands

    Platoon Drill - little extra

    rations started today - heavy 

    shower of hailstones - 


  • February 11, 2018 10:55:05 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballah   El Ballah 

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping to make road - return

    to camp again


     Right hand page: 

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26 WED.

    Resting after guard - no parade - 

    Company gone across Suez


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    27 THUR.

    Physical Drill on the sands

    Platoon Drill - little extra

    rations started today - heavy 

    shower of hailstones - 


  • February 11, 2018 10:51:45 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballah

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping to make road - return

    to camp again


     Right hand page: 

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26 WED.

    Resting after guard - no parade - 

    Company gone across Suez



    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    27 THUR.

    Physical Drill on the sands

    Platoon Drill - little extra

    rations started today - heavy 

    shower of hailstones - 


  • January 26, 2018 10:43:38 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping to make road - return

    to camp again


     Right hand page: 

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26 WED.

    Resting after guard - no parade - 

    Company gone across Suez



    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    27 THUR.

    Physical Drill on the sands

    Platoon Drill - little extra

    rations started today - heavy 

    shower of hailstones - 


  • January 25, 2018 22:32:39 Stella Watkin

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    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping to make road - return

    to camp again


    Right hand page:

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very Cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26 WED.

    Resting after guard - no parade - 

    Company gone across Suez



    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    27 THUR.

    Physical Drill on the sands

    Platoon Drill - little extra

    rations started today - heavy 

    shower of hailstones - 


  • January 25, 2018 22:30:36 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping to make road - return

    to camp again


    Right hand page:

    January, 1916

    25 TUES. Conversion of S. Paul

    Blowing a gale during night

    Tents blown down - 

    Very cold and Raining heavy - 

    On Ration Fatigue and Army 

    Supplies Depot Guard at

    night

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • January 25, 2018 22:28:49 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    24 Mon. 

    Cross the Suez into

    Arabian Dessert - helping to make road - return

    to camp again


    Right hand page:

    January, 1916


  • January 25, 2018 22:27:22 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Bitter Cold at night - boiling

    hot during day - Native

    camel corps near us -

    Bathing in Suez Canal

    At C of E Open Air Service

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Right hand page:

    January, 1916


  • January 25, 2018 22:24:27 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave Port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Right hand page:

    January, 1916


  • January 25, 2018 22:24:19 Stella Watkin

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    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28

    Revellie 4.30 - Tents Struck

    by 6.0 - Entrained in trucks

    at 7.30 to leave port Said -

    Along Suez Canal to Ballali

    encamped near canal

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    23 Sun. 3rd after Epiphany

    Right hand page:

    January, 1916


  • January 25, 2018 22:22:17 Stella Watkin

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    January, 1916

    22 SAT. S.R. 7.56 S.S. 4.28


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    January, 1916


  • January 25, 2018 22:21:13 Stella Watkin

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  • 31.2652893||32.3018661||

    Port Said, Egypt

  • 30.683333||32.333333||

    El Ballah, Egypt

Location(s)
  • Document location Port Said, Egypt
  • Additional document location El Ballah, Egypt


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Brian Verity
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January 22, 1916 – January 27, 1916
  • English

  • Middle East
  • Western Front

  • Suez Canal



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