Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page:  

JANUARY 1916

16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

3 a.m. Strains of band from

Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

Isiah 35 - wrote to

Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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17 MON.

7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

active service - Entrenching

on Beach - Bathing in 

afternoon in heavy Sea

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

18 TUES.

Inspection by

General Archibald Murray

Commander of Egyptian Forces-

Pay - At opening of new

Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



  Right hand page: 

JANUARY 1916

19 WED.

Toothache very bad -

On Quarter Guard - during last

night Arab killed on Gas works

guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

leave Port Said

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20 THUR.

Battalion Route March with

100 rounds of ammunition -

Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

letter home and to Ethel  girlfriend Ethel Clifton  


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21 FRI.

100 rounds of ammunition - 

3rd Hull leave Port Said 

Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

on "Torpedoes" by

Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.






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 Left hand page:  

JANUARY 1916

16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

3 a.m. Strains of band from

Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

Isiah 35 - wrote to

Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

17 MON.

7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

active service - Entrenching

on Beach - Bathing in 

afternoon in heavy Sea

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

18 TUES.

Inspection by

General Archibald Murray

Commander of Egyptian Forces-

Pay - At opening of new

Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



  Right hand page: 

JANUARY 1916

19 WED.

Toothache very bad -

On Quarter Guard - during last

night Arab killed on Gas works

guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

leave Port Said

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

20 THUR.

Battalion Route March with

100 rounds of ammunition -

Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

letter home and to Ethel  girlfriend Ethel Clifton  


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

21 FRI.

100 rounds of ammunition - 

3rd Hull leave Port Said 

Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

on "Torpedoes" by

Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.







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  • March 8, 2018 11:41:37 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel  girlfriend Ethel Clifton  


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

    on "Torpedoes" by

    Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.






  • February 14, 2018 12:16:23 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

    on "Torpedoes" by

    Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.







  • February 11, 2018 14:54:34 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

    on "Torpedoes" by

    Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.







  • February 11, 2018 14:52:03 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

    on "Torpedoes" by

    Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.







  • January 26, 2018 18:37:11 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

    on "Torpedoes" by

    Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.







  • January 26, 2018 18:34:25 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 

    on "Torpedoes" by

    Lieut: Trumper R.N.R.





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


  • January 26, 2018 18:28:19 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.

    Battalion Route March with

    100 rounds of ammunition -

    Issue of cigarettes - wrote 

    letter home and to Ethel


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

    21 FRI.

    100 rounds of ammunition - 

    3rd Hull leave Port Said 

    Enjoyed Lecture at Y.M.C.A. 





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


  • January 26, 2018 18:25:53 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.

    Toothache very bad -

    On Quarter Guard - during last

    night Arab killed on Gas works

    guard - 10th & 11th E. Yorks

    leave Port Said

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

    20 THUR.



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    21 FRI.






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  • January 26, 2018 18:23:23 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 

    JANUARY 1916

    19 WED.


    20 THUR.


    21 FRI.





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  • January 26, 2018 17:54:20 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 





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  • January 26, 2018 17:53:07 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 





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  • January 26, 2018 17:52:44 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

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

    17 MON.

    7-7.30 Saluting by numbers on

    active service - Entrenching

    on Beach - Bathing in 

    afternoon in heavy Sea

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

    18 TUES.

    Inspection by

    General Archibald Murray

    Commander of Egyptian Forces-

    Pay - At opening of new

    Y.M.C.A. & had a good time



      Right hand page: 


  • January 26, 2018 17:48:19 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    JANUARY 1916

    16 SUN. 2nd after Epiphany

    3 a.m. Strains of band from

    Arab Town - Wesleyan Parade

    Isiah 35 - wrote to

    Alf S - Enjoyed Service at 

    Y.M.C.A. - Dates & Bread for Tea

      Right hand page: 


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  • 31.2652893||32.3018661||

    Port Said

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January 16, 1916 – January 21, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front

  • General Archibald Murray



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