Trench diary of George Williams

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January 1916

28 FRI.

Fatigue Work - loading

sandbags in barges -

Issue of Cigarettes - 

French Warship Admiral Aube

passed us

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29 SAT.

Fatigue Work - across Suez

rations for dinner - Fine weather -

Pay Day - letter arrived

from Mother & Teddy  mother and brother Edward 

Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.    Cpl Harold Shepherdson, 13/1484, later killed in action 13.11.16, buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps 
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30 SUN.

A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

Lovely morning - Bathing 

in Canal - Big troopship 

passes towards Suez

Sent letter to mother


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January 1916

31 MON.

Across Suez for

Fatigue Work - Quell riot

among about 200 Arabs -

Got letter from Beatie and  sisters Beatrice and Doris 

Doris - Saw aeroplane

reconoitering a few mile away

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1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

Across Suez in

new full marching order with 

tools for making railway cutting

Camels pass with tanks of water

& food - Letter from Doris
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2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

Fatigue Work - on railway

siding - D Company go

across Suez - Very hot -

H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Left hand page: 

January 1916

28 FRI.

Fatigue Work - loading

sandbags in barges -

Issue of Cigarettes - 

French Warship Admiral Aube

passed us

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

29 SAT.

Fatigue Work - across Suez

rations for dinner - Fine weather -

Pay Day - letter arrived

from Mother & Teddy  mother and brother Edward 

Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.    Cpl Harold Shepherdson, 13/1484, later killed in action 13.11.16, buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

30 SUN.

A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

Lovely morning - Bathing 

in Canal - Big troopship 

passes towards Suez

Sent letter to mother


 Right hand page: 
January 1916

31 MON.

Across Suez for

Fatigue Work - Quell riot

among about 200 Arabs -

Got letter from Beatie and  sisters Beatrice and Doris 

Doris - Saw aeroplane

reconoitering a few mile away

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

1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

Across Suez in

new full marching order with 

tools for making railway cutting

Camels pass with tanks of water

& food - Letter from Doris
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

Fatigue Work - on railway

siding - D Company go

across Suez - Very hot -

H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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  • February 14, 2018 12:24:03 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy  mother and brother Edward 

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.    Cpl Harold Shepherdson, 13/1484, later killed in action 13.11.16, buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother


     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and  sisters Beatrice and Doris 

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  • February 11, 2018 15:29:24 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.    Cpl Harold Shepherdson, 13/1484, later killed in action 13.11.16, buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother


     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • February 11, 2018 15:26:46 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M Harold Shepardson 13/1484, later killed in action 13.11.16, buried at Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother


     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • February 11, 2018 15:23:45 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.  possibly Harold Shepardson 13/1484 killed in action? 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother


     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • February 11, 2018 15:21:50 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.  possibly Harold Shepardson 13/1484 killed in action? 
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother


     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • February 11, 2018 15:17:34 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother


     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • January 26, 2018 20:22:00 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother

     Right hand page: 
    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • January 26, 2018 20:20:21 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother

     Right hand page: 

    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • January 26, 2018 20:18:53 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother

     Right hand page: 

    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    2 WED.  Purification of B.V.M.

    Fatigue Work - on railway

    siding - D Company go

    across Suez - Very hot -

    H.M.S. Jupitor passes towards Suez
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • January 26, 2018 20:16:48 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother

     Right hand page: 

    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a few mile away

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

    1 TUES.    FEBRUARY

    Pay Day (crossed out) - Across Suez in

    new full marching order with 

    tools for making railway cutting

    Camels pass with tanks of water

    & food - Letter from Doris
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


  • January 26, 2018 20:14:24 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother

     Right hand page: 

    January 1916

    31 MON.

    Across Suez for

    Fatigue Work - Quell riot

    among about 200 Arabs -

    Got letter from Beatie and

    Doris - Saw aeroplane

    reconoitering a ew mile away-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  • January 26, 2018 20:12:38 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.

    A. Company leave for 4 miles in desert

    Lovely morning - Bathing 

    in Canal - Big troopship 

    passes towards Suez

    Sent letter to mother

     Right hand page: 

    January 1916
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  • January 26, 2018 20:10:25 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    30 SUN.


     Right hand page: 

    January 1916
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  • January 26, 2018 18:42:09 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    January 1916

    28 FRI.

    Fatigue Work - loading

    sandbags in barges -

    Issue of Cigarettes - 

    French Warship Admiral Aube

    passed us

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

    29 SAT.

    Fatigue Work - across Suez

    rations for dinner - Fine weather -

    Pay Day - letter arrived

    from Mother & Teddy

    Corp Shepardson gets D.C.M.
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     Right hand page: 

    January 1916
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  • January 26, 2018 18:39:02 Stella Watkin

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    Suez Canal, Egypt

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January 28, 1916 – February 2, 1916
  • English

  • Middle East

  • Cpl Harold Shepherdson, 13/1484
  • D.C.M.



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