Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

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27 SUN. Sexagesima

Stand to 5.15 - Kit Inspection

at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

packing up ready to go off

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28 MON.

Revielie 5.0 - handed 

our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg -  Highland Light Infantry Regiment 

Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

at Ballah at 6.30 and met

Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent  Alfred Spradbery 

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29 TUES.

Camp Fatigues - Seen

W Brogden - Leaving

Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

P. O Simla at 8.0 pm



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MARCH 1916

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1 WED.

Left Port Said 6.0 am

Real Calm and hot - 

Saw S. S Minneapolis last

time before sunk -  on 23 March 1916 

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2 THUR.

Sea a bit rougher -

Grub fairly good on board -

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

3 FRI.

Rougher Sea - Effects

of seasickness - See 

some Warships about a mile

away - 3rd Hull Band

playing on deck

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 Left hand page: 

FEBRUARY 1916

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27 SUN. Sexagesima

Stand to 5.15 - Kit Inspection

at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

packing up ready to go off

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

28 MON.

Revielie 5.0 - handed 

our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg -  Highland Light Infantry Regiment 

Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

at Ballah at 6.30 and met

Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent  Alfred Spradbery 

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

29 TUES.

Camp Fatigues - Seen

W Brogden - Leaving

Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

P. O Simla at 8.0 pm



 Right hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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1 WED.

Left Port Said 6.0 am

Real Calm and hot - 

Saw S. S Minneapolis last

time before sunk -  on 23 March 1916 

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

2 THUR.

Sea a bit rougher -

Grub fairly good on board -

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

3 FRI.

Rougher Sea - Effects

of seasickness - See 

some Warships about a mile

away - 3rd Hull Band

playing on deck


Transcription history
  • February 15, 2018 11:04:27 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg -  Highland Light Infantry Regiment 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent  Alfred Spradbery 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm



     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    1 WED.

    Left Port Said 6.0 am

    Real Calm and hot - 

    Saw S. S Minneapolis last

    time before sunk -  on 23 March 1916 

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

    2 THUR.

    Sea a bit rougher -

    Grub fairly good on board -

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

    3 FRI.

    Rougher Sea - Effects

    of seasickness - See 

    some Warships about a mile

    away - 3rd Hull Band

    playing on deck

  • February 15, 2018 10:56:32 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 - Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg -  Highland Light Infantry Regiment 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent  Alfred Spradbery 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm



     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    1 WED.

    Left Port Said 6.0 am

    Real Calm and hot - 

    Saw S. S Minneapolis last

    time before sunk - 

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

    2 THUR.

    Sea a bit rougher -

    Grub fairly good on board -

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

    3 FRI.

    Rougher Sea - Effects

    of seasickness - See 

    some Warships about a mile

    away - 3rd Hull Band

    playing on deck


  • January 28, 2018 16:55:21 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 =  Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg - 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    1 WED.

    Left Port Said 6.0 am

    Real Calm and hot - 

    Saw S. S Minneapolis last

    time before sunk - 

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

    2 THUR.

    Sea a bit rougher -

    Grub fairly good on board -

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

    3 FRI.

    Rougher Sea - Effects

    of seasickness - See 

    some Warships about a mile

    away - 3rd Hull Band

    playing on deck


  • January 28, 2018 16:49:17 Stella Watkin

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    FEBRUARY 1916

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    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 =  Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg - 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    1 WED.

    Left Port Said 6.0 am

    Real Calm and hot - 

    Saw S. S Minneapolis last

    time before sunk - 

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

    2 THUR.

    Sea a bit rougher -

    Grub fairly good on board -

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

    3 FRI.

    Rougher Sea - Effects

    of seasickness - See 

    some Warships about a mile

    away - 3rd Hull Band

    playing on deck


  • January 28, 2018 16:47:37 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 =  Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg - 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    1 WED.

    Left Port Said 6.0 am

    Real Calm and hot - 

    Saw S. S Minneapolis last

    time before sunk - 

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

    2 THUR.

    Sea a bit rougher -

    Grub fairly good on board -

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

    3 FRI.

    Rougher Sea - Effects

    of seasickness - See 

    some Warships about a mile

    away - 3rd Hull Band

    playing on deck


  • January 28, 2018 16:44:52 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 =  Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg - 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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    1 WED.

    Left Port Said 6.0 am

    Real Calm and hot - 

    Saw S. S Minniopolis 


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    2 THUR.

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    3 FRI.


  • January 28, 2018 16:42:34 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page: 

    FEBRUARY 1916

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

    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 =  Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg - 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent 

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

    29 TUES.

    Camp Fatigues - Seen

    W Brogden - Leaving

    Ballah at 4.0 Arrive at

    Port Said 6.0 - Embark on

    P. O Simla at 8.0 pm

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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    1 WED.

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    2 THUR.

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    3 FRI.


  • January 28, 2018 16:40:39 Stella Watkin

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    FEBRUARY 1916

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    27 SUN. Sexagesima

    Stand to 5.15 =  Kit Inspection

    at 8 o clock - wrote letter to 

    mother and Mr Drury and Ethel

    packing up ready to go off

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

    28 MON.

    Revielie 5.0 - handed 

    our camp over to the H.L.I. Reg - 

    Left Hill 64 at 3.0 pm - arrived

    at Ballah at 6.30 and met

    Alf - 20 sleeping in a tent 

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

    29 TUES.

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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    1 WED.

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    2 THUR.

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    3 FRI.


  • January 28, 2018 16:25:19 Stella Watkin

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    27 SUN. Sexagesima

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    29 TUES.

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    MARCH 1916

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    1 WED.

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    2 THUR.

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    3 FRI.


  • January 28, 2018 16:21:28 Stella Watkin

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  • January 28, 2018 16:20:41 Stella Watkin

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  • 30.593633||32.4465671||

    Suez Canal, Egypt

  • 31.2652893||32.3018661||

    Port Said, Egypt

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  • Document location Suez Canal, Egypt
  • Additional document location Port Said, Egypt


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February 27, 1916 – March 3, 1916
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  • Middle East




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