Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

15 TUES.

Trench Digging in the 

rain - work ceases

because of rain - wrote

letter to Ethel -

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

16 WED.

Very cold in the 

morning - trench work

until dinner-time - On 

outpost duty all night - 

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

17 THUR.

Morning off after

guard - wrote letter

to Doris - after dinner

working in the trenches


 Right hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

18 FRI.

Line Orderly - Pay

Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

no: 070,329 - Rumours of

Turks to be about 25 miles

away -

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

19 SAT.

Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

Trench Digging until dinner time

Issue of Cigarettes


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

20 SUN. Septuagesima

Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

set ready for action -

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

15 TUES.

Trench Digging in the 

rain - work ceases

because of rain - wrote

letter to Ethel -

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

16 WED.

Very cold in the 

morning - trench work

until dinner-time - On 

outpost duty all night - 

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

17 THUR.

Morning off after

guard - wrote letter

to Doris - after dinner

working in the trenches


 Right hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

18 FRI.

Line Orderly - Pay

Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

no: 070,329 - Rumours of

Turks to be about 25 miles

away -

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

19 SAT.

Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

Trench Digging until dinner time

Issue of Cigarettes


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

20 SUN. Septuagesima

Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

set ready for action -


Transcription history
  • January 28, 2018 11:07:15 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    15 TUES.

    Trench Digging in the 

    rain - work ceases

    because of rain - wrote

    letter to Ethel -

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

    16 WED.

    Very cold in the 

    morning - trench work

    until dinner-time - On 

    outpost duty all night - 

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

    17 THUR.

    Morning off after

    guard - wrote letter

    to Doris - after dinner

    working in the trenches


     Right hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    18 FRI.

    Line Orderly - Pay

    Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

    no: 070,329 - Rumours of

    Turks to be about 25 miles

    away -

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

    19 SAT.

    Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

    Trench Digging until dinner time

    Issue of Cigarettes


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

    20 SUN. Septuagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

    for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

    Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

    set ready for action -

  • January 28, 2018 00:15:05 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    15 TUES.

    Trench Digging in the 

    rain - work ceases

    because of rain - wrote

    letter to Ethel -

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

    16 WED.

    Very cold in the 

    morning - trench work

    until dinner-time - On 

    outpost duty all night - 

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

    17 THUR.

    Morning off after

    guard - wrote letter

    to Doris - after dinner

    working in the trenches


     Right hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    18 FRI.

    Line Orderly - Pay

    Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

    no: 070,329 - Rumours of

    Turks to be about 25 miles

    away -

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

    19 SAT.

    Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

    Trench Digging until dinner time

    Issue of Cigarettes


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

    20 SUN. Septuagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

    for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

    Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

    set ready for action -


  • January 28, 2018 00:13:41 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    15 TUES.

    Trench Digging in the 

    rain - work ceases

    because of rain - wrote

    letter to Ethel -

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

    16 WED.

    Very cold in the 

    morning - trench work

    until dinner-time - On 

    outpost duty all night - 

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

    17 THUR.

    Morning off after

    guard - wrote letter

    to Doris - after dinner

    working in the trenches


     Right hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    18 FRI.

    Line Orderly - Pay

    Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

    no: 070,329 - Rumours of

    Turks to be about 25 miles

    away -

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

    19 SAT.

    Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

    Trench Digging until dinner time

    Issue of Cigarettes


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

    20 SUN. Septuagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

    for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

    Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

    set ready for action -


  • January 28, 2018 00:10:55 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    15 TUES.

    Trench Digging in the 

    rain - work ceases

    because of rain - wrote

    letter to Ethel -

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

    16 WED.

    Very cold in the 

    morning - trench work

    until dinner-time - On 

    outpost duty all night - 

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

    17 THUR.

    Morning off after

    guard - wrote letter

    to Doris - after dinner

    working in the trenches


     Right hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

    18 FRI.

    Line Orderly - Pay

    Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

    no: 070,329 - Rumours of

    Turks to be about 25 miles

    away -

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

    19 SAT.

    Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

    Trench Digging until dinner time

    Issue of Cigarettes


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

    20 SUN. Septuagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

    for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

    Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

    set ready for action -


  • January 28, 2018 00:09:02 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

    15 TUES.

    Trench Digging in the 

    rain - work ceases

    because of rain - wrote

    letter to Ethel -

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

    16 WED.

    Very cold in the 

    morning - trench work

    until dinner-time - On 

    outpost duty all night - 

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

    17 THUR.

    Morning off after

    guard - wrote letter

    to Doris - after dinner

    working in the trenches


    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

    18 FRI.

    Line Orderly - Pay

    Egyptian Bank Note 50 Piastres

    no: 070,329 - Rumours of

    Turks to be about 25 miles

    away -

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

    19 SAT.

    Revellie 5.0 - Stand to 5.15

    Trench Digging until dinner time

    Issue of Cigarettes


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

    20 SUN. Septuagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Out Scouting

    for our Artillery - 9.0 am Two

    Guns come up on the Hill 64 -

    set ready for action -


  • January 28, 2018 00:05:24 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

    15 TUES.

    Trench digging in the 

    rain - work ceases

    because of rain - wrote

    letter to Ethel -

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

    16 WED.

    Very cold in the 

    morning - trench work

    until dinner-time - On 

    outpost duty all night - 

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

    17 THUR.

    Morning off after

    guard - wrote letter

    to Doris - after dinner

    working in the trenches


    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

    18 FRI.

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

    19 SAT.

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

    20 SUN.


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    Suez Canal, Egypt

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  • Document location Suez Canal, Egypt


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Contributor
Brian Verity
License
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February 15, 1916 – February 20, 1916
  • English

  • Middle East




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