Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY, 1916

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3 THUR.

Struck camp

at 7.0 to move across

the canal - Camped now on 

opposite bank - pontoon

run into by tug, big chain

broke -

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4 FRI.
Company on Ration Fatigue
before breakfast - Big two
funnel troopship passes on way
to Persian Gulf - Issue of
cigarettes

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5 SAT.

On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

Very Stormy - Sent letter 

to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain  Ma Clifton-mother of girlfriend Ethel 

during night - Guard room falls

in

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 Right hand page:  

FEBRUARY, 1916

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6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

Working in canal - got paper

& two letter from home & 1 from 
Ethel - remember strolling

on canal bank at night

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7 MON. 

On cookhouse Fatigue -

Bathing after dinner -

C. Company move

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

8 TUES.

On Pontoon Fatigue - 

Got Parcels from Ethel &

Mother - Bathing

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY, 1916

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

3 THUR.

Struck camp

at 7.0 to move across

the canal - Camped now on 

opposite bank - pontoon

run into by tug, big chain

broke -

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

4 FRI.
Company on Ration Fatigue
before breakfast - Big two
funnel troopship passes on way
to Persian Gulf - Issue of
cigarettes

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

5 SAT.

On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

Very Stormy - Sent letter 

to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain  Ma Clifton-mother of girlfriend Ethel 

during night - Guard room falls

in

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

 Right hand page:  

FEBRUARY, 1916

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

6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

Working in canal - got paper

& two letter from home & 1 from 
Ethel - remember strolling

on canal bank at night

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

7 MON. 

On cookhouse Fatigue -

Bathing after dinner -

C. Company move

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

8 TUES.

On Pontoon Fatigue - 

Got Parcels from Ethel &

Mother - Bathing


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  • March 8, 2018 11:46:13 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across

    the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke -

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Persian Gulf - Issue of
    cigarettes

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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain  Ma Clifton-mother of girlfriend Ethel 

    during night - Guard room falls

    in

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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

    7 MON. 

    On cookhouse Fatigue -

    Bathing after dinner -

    C. Company move

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

    8 TUES.

    On Pontoon Fatigue - 

    Got Parcels from Ethel &

    Mother - Bathing

  • February 14, 2018 12:30:01 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across

    the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke -

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of
    cigarettes

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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain  Ma Clifton-mother of girlfriend Ethel 

    during night - Guard room falls

    in

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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

    7 MON. 

    On cookhouse Fatigue -

    Bathing after dinner -

    C. Company move

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

    8 TUES.

    On Pontoon Fatigue - 

    Got Parcels from Ethel &

    Mother - Bathing


  • February 14, 2018 12:29:07 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across

    the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke -

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of
    cigarettes

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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain Ma Clifton mother of girlfriend Ethel

    during night - Guard room falls

    in

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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

    7 MON. 

    On cookhouse Fatigue -

    Bathing after dinner -

    C. Company move

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

    8 TUES.

    On Pontoon Fatigue - 

    Got Parcels from Ethel &

    Mother - Bathing


  • February 14, 2018 12:27:28 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes

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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain

    during night - Guard room fall in

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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

    7 MON. 

    On cookhouse Fatigue -

    Bathing after dinner -

    C. Company move

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

    8 TUES.

    On Pontoon Fatigue - 

    Got Parcels from Ethel &

    Mother - Bathing


  • January 26, 2018 20:34:50 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes


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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain

    during night - Guard room fall in




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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

    7 MON. 

    On cookhouse Fatigue -

    Bathing after dinner -

    C. Company move

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

    8 TUES.

    On Pontoon Fatigue - 

    Got Parcels from Ethel &

    Mother - Bathing


  • January 26, 2018 20:34:05 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes


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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain

    during night - Guard room fall in




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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

    7 MON. 

    On cookhouse Fatigue -

    Bathing after dinner -

    C. Company move

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



  • January 26, 2018 20:33:15 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes


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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain

    during night - Guard room fall in




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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night

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

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  • January 26, 2018 20:32:53 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes


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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain

    during night - Guard room fall in


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


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

     Right hand page:  

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    6 SUN. 5th after Epiphany

    Working in canal - got paper

    & two letter from home & 1 from 
    Ethel - remember strolling

    on canal bank at night



  • January 26, 2018 20:31:02 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes


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

    5 SAT.

    On Junction Supply Depot Guard -

    Very Stormy - Sent letter 

    to Ma Clifton - Heavy rain

    during night - Guard room fall in


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

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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     Right hand page:  


  • January 26, 2018 20:29:15 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    3 THUR.

    Struck camp

    at 7.0 to move across the canal - Camped now on 

    opposite bank - pontoon

    run into by tug, big chain

    broke

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

    4 FRI.
    Company on Ration Fatigue
    before breakfast - Big two
    funnel troopship passes on way
    to Person Gulf - Issue of cigarettes


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    FEBRUARY, 1916

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

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    FEBRUARY, 1916

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  • January 26, 2018 20:24:42 Stella Watkin

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    Suez Canal, Egypt

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February 3, 1916 – February 8, 1916
  • English

  • Middle East




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