Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY, 1916

9 WED.

Moving again beyond

Rail End in desert -

Heavy marching for about

6 miles - past Ballah

Bunion to Artillery Hill

Camped in valley

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

10 THUR.

Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

11 FRI.

Got F.P. Card from Alf  Field Postcard official Army issue PC which had readymade sentences to be deleted & no writing allowed apart from signature & address 

Stand to 6.0 am

Draw water 6.30 am

Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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 Right Hand page:  
FEBRUARY, 1916

12 SAT.

Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

Digging trenches on hill all

day - 

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

13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

Revellie 5.30 Digging

trenches until dinner time -

Enemy aeroplanes sighted

70 miles away - 

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

14 MON.

Trench digging all day - dispersed by

sight of aeroplane - got

4 letters 4 papers - sent

F. Postcard to Will Drury  Field Postcard 


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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY, 1916

9 WED.

Moving again beyond

Rail End in desert -

Heavy marching for about

6 miles - past Ballah

Bunion to Artillery Hill

Camped in valley

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

10 THUR.

Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

11 FRI.

Got F.P. Card from Alf  Field Postcard official Army issue PC which had readymade sentences to be deleted & no writing allowed apart from signature & address 

Stand to 6.0 am

Draw water 6.30 am

Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

 Right Hand page:  
FEBRUARY, 1916

12 SAT.

Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

Digging trenches on hill all

day - 

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

13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

Revellie 5.30 Digging

trenches until dinner time -

Enemy aeroplanes sighted

70 miles away - 

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

14 MON.

Trench digging all day - dispersed by

sight of aeroplane - got

4 letters 4 papers - sent

F. Postcard to Will Drury  Field Postcard 



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  • February 14, 2018 23:59:38 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf  Field Postcard official Army issue PC which had readymade sentences to be deleted & no writing allowed apart from signature & address 

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

     Right Hand page:  
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury  Field Postcard 


  • February 14, 2018 12:34:10 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf  Field Postcard official Army issue PC which had sentences to be deleted & no writing allowed apart from address 

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

     Right Hand page:  
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury  Field Postcard 



  • February 14, 2018 12:33:40 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf  Field Postcard official Army issue PC which had sentences to be deleted & no writing allowed apart from address 

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

     Right Hand page:  
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury



  • February 14, 2018 12:31:46 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf Field Postcard official Army issue PC which had sentences to be deleted & no writing allowed

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

     Right Hand page:  
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury



  • January 26, 2018 21:16:26 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

     Right Hand page:  
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN. 6th after Epiphany

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury



  • January 26, 2018 21:14:31 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

     Right Hand page:  
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury



  • January 26, 2018 21:13:53 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

    Right Hand page:
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury



  • January 26, 2018 21:12:25 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles - past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of Cigarettes & Matches

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

    Right Hand page:
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury

     


  • January 26, 2018 21:09:58 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of cigarettes & Matches

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

    Right Hand page:
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury

     


  • January 26, 2018 21:09:40 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of cigarettes & Matches

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

    Right Hand page:
    FEBRUARY, 1916

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

    Trench digging all day - dispersed by

    sight of aeroplane - got

    4 letters 4 papers - sent

    F. Postcard to Will Drury

     


  • January 26, 2018 21:07:21 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of cigarettes & Matches

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

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.

    Revellie 5.30 Digging

    trenches until dinner time -

    Enemy aeroplanes sighted

    70 miles away - 

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

    14 MON.

     Right Hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916


  • January 26, 2018 21:05:56 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of cigarettes & Matches

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

    12 SAT.

    Revellie 5.30 - Parade for water 5.45

    Digging trenches on hill all

    day - 

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

    13 SUN.


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

    14 MON.

     Right Hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916


  • January 26, 2018 21:05:07 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

    Got F.P. Card from Alf

    Stand to 6.0 am

    Draw water 6.30 am

    Wrote letter to Ma & Doris

    Issue of cigarettes & Matches

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

    12 SAT.

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

    13 SUN.


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

    14 MON.

     Right Hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916


  • January 26, 2018 21:04:01 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

    Revellie 5.45 - Stand to 

    Arms 6.0 am - Sent letter 

    to Ethel - Stand to 5.30

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

    11 FRI.

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

    12 SAT.

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

    13 SUN.


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

    14 MON.

     Right Hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916


  • January 26, 2018 21:03:14 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

    Moving again beyond

    Rail End in desert -

    Heavy marching for about

    6 miles = past Ballah

    Bunion to Artillery Hill

    Camped in valley

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

    10 THUR.

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

    11 FRI.

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

    12 SAT.

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

    13 SUN.


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

    14 MON.

     Right Hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916


  • January 26, 2018 21:01:33 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

    9 WED.

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    10 THUR.

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    11 FRI.

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    12 SAT.

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    13 SUN.


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    14 MON.

     Right Hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916


  • January 26, 2018 20:59:54 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY, 1916

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    FEBRUARY, 1916


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    Suez Canal Egypt

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February 9, 1916 – February 14, 1916
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