Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

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21 MON.

Stand to 5.15 to man 

trenches until 6.15 - lovely

morning - Trench work

until 5.30 pm - Have heard

that 6th Yorks are at

Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

concert at night - gone in -

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22 TUES.

Stand to 5.15 to 6.15 - 

Trench digging all day - 

Got letter from Ethel

dated February 2nd -

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23 WED.

Stand to in trenches

5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

Got papers dated Feb 5th -

wrote letter to Ethel



 Right hand page: 


FEBRUARY 1916

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24 THUR.  S. Matthias

Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

for about one hour - Trench digging

until dinner - afternoon off -

all night on outposts for 

24 hours


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25 FRI.

Lovely morning - 

warm in dug-out - on

until 5 oclock at night -

wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

got letter from Doris and

Alf Spradbery -

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26 SAT.

On Patrol work after breakfast

Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

Got orders for France 

to move at once - got letter

from Ethel & home - Cigarettes

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

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

21 MON.

Stand to 5.15 to man 

trenches until 6.15 - lovely

morning - Trench work

until 5.30 pm - Have heard

that 6th Yorks are at

Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

concert at night - gone in -

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

22 TUES.

Stand to 5.15 to 6.15 - 

Trench digging all day - 

Got letter from Ethel

dated February 2nd -

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

23 WED.

Stand to in trenches

5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

Got papers dated Feb 5th -

wrote letter to Ethel



 Right hand page: 


FEBRUARY 1916

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

24 THUR.  S. Matthias

Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

for about one hour - Trench digging

until dinner - afternoon off -

all night on outposts for 

24 hours


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

25 FRI.

Lovely morning - 

warm in dug-out - on

until 5 oclock at night -

wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

got letter from Doris and

Alf Spradbery -

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

26 SAT.

On Patrol work after breakfast

Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

Got orders for France 

to move at once - got letter

from Ethel & home - Cigarettes


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  • March 8, 2018 12:06:21 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15 to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Ethel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel



     Right hand page: 


    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Spradbery -

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

    26 SAT.

    On Patrol work after breakfast

    Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

    Got orders for France 

    to move at once - got letter

    from Ethel & home - Cigarettes

  • February 15, 2018 10:46:47 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Ethel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel



     Right hand page: 


    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Spradbery -

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

    26 SAT.

    On Patrol work after breakfast

    Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

    Got orders for France 

    to move at once - got letter

    from Ethel & home - Cigarettes


  • February 15, 2018 10:45:20 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Ethel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel



     Right hand page: 


    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Shradbery -

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

    26 SAT.

    On Patrol work after breakfast

    Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

    Got orders for France 

    to move at once - got letter

    from Ethel & home - Cigarettes


  • January 28, 2018 15:59:19 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Ethel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel

    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

     Right hand page: 

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Shradbery -

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

    26 SAT.

    On Patrol work after breakfast

    Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

    Got orders for France 

    to move at once - got letter

    from Ethel & home - Cigarettes


  • January 28, 2018 15:57:34 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Ethel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel

    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

     Right hand page: 

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Shradbery -

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

    26 SAT.

    On Patrol work after breakfast

    Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

    Got orders for France 

    to move at once - got letter

    from Ethel & home - Cigarettes


  • January 28, 2018 15:49:44 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Wthel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel

    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Shradbery -

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

    26 SAT.

    On Patrol work after breakfast

    Trench digging at Hill 63 - 

    Got orders for France 

    to move at once - got letter

    from Ethel & home - Cigarettes


  • January 28, 2018 15:48:30 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Wthel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel

    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

    Parade 5.15 - On patrol work

    for about one hour - Trench digging

    until dinner - afternoon off -

    all night on outposts for 

    24 hours


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

    25 FRI.

    Lovely morning - 

    warm in dug-out - on

    until 5 oclock at night -

    wrote letter to Ma Cliff 

    got letter from Doris and

    Alf Shradbery -

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

    26 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 15:45:54 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

    Stand to 5.15 to man 

    trenches until 6.15 - lovely

    morning - Trench work

    until 5.30 pm - Have heard

    that 6th Yorks are at

    Ballie Bunion - Kit Bag Regs

    concert at night - gone in -

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

    22 TUES.

    Stand to 5.15to 6.15 - 

    Trench digging all day - 

    Got letter from Wthel

    dated February 2nd -

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

    23 WED.

    Stand to in trenches

    5.15 to 6.15 - Trench  Digging -

    Got papers dated Feb 5th -

    wrote letter to Ethel

    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

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

    25 FRI.

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

    26 SAT.


  • January 28, 2018 15:41:49 Stella Watkin

    Left hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    21 MON.

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    22 TUES.

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

    23 WED.

    Right hand page:

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    24 THUR.  S. Matthias

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

    25 FRI.

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

    26 SAT.


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    Suez Canal, Egypt

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February 21, 1916 – February 26, 1916
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  • Middle East




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