Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page:  
MARCH 1916

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10 FRI.

Early morning march

to station - Left

Marseille at 5 o clock am

Past some Snow Topped mountains -

8.0 pm arrive at Lyons

First Ration of Rum

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11 SAT.

Arrived at Lens -

Issue of Cigarettes

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12 SUN.

Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

Disembarking - march of

8 miles to billets at Airaines

got letter from Ethel - MC -


 Right hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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13 MON.

190 men in 1 billet

Easy day - washing gone -

wrote letter to Ethel


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14 TUES.

Battalion march - 

Lovely weather - 2 letters

& papers received Feb 26th 24th

sent Reg. Letter home and to

Ethel with Post Card 

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

15 WED.

Physical Drill in Square

Company Route march - move 

to another billet -  barn

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 Left hand page:  
MARCH 1916

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

10 FRI.

Early morning march

to station - Left

Marseille at 5 o clock am

Past some Snow Topped mountains -

8.0 pm arrive at Lyons

First Ration of Rum

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

11 SAT.

Arrived at Lens -

Issue of Cigarettes

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

12 SUN.

Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

Disembarking - march of

8 miles to billets at Airaines

got letter from Ethel - MC -


 Right hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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

13 MON.

190 men in 1 billet

Easy day - washing gone -

wrote letter to Ethel


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

14 TUES.

Battalion march - 

Lovely weather - 2 letters

& papers received Feb 26th 24th

sent Reg. Letter home and to

Ethel with Post Card 

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

15 WED.

Physical Drill in Square

Company Route march - move 

to another billet -  barn


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  • March 8, 2018 12:11:37 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg. Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  barn

  • February 15, 2018 20:10:07 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg. Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  barn


  • February 15, 2018 20:09:17 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg. Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  barn


  • February 15, 2018 11:41:33 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg. Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  barn


  • February 15, 2018 11:14:52 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  barn


  • February 15, 2018 11:14:36 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  to barn


  • January 28, 2018 19:34:18 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Square

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  to a  ?  


  • January 28, 2018 17:30:49 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airainnes

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Squad 

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  bathe 


  • January 28, 2018 17:30:22 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.

    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Squad 

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet -  bathe 


  • January 28, 2018 17:28:52 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.


    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Squad 

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet - bathe


  • January 28, 2018 17:27:46 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.


    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.

    Physical Drill in Squeek 

    Company Route march - move 

    to another billet - 


  • January 28, 2018 17:26:33 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.


    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    190 men in 1 billet

    Easy day - washing gone -

    wrote letter to Ethel


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

    14 TUES.

    Battalion march - 

    Lovely weather - 2 letters

    & papers received Feb 26th 24th

    sent Reg Letter home and to

    Ethel with Post Card 

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

    15 WED.


  • January 28, 2018 17:23:53 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons - 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.


    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - march of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.


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    14 TUES.

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

    15 WED.


  • January 28, 2018 17:06:15 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons 0 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

    Arrived at Lens -

    Issue of Cigarettes

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

    12 SUN.


    Arrived at Pontremy 6.0 am

    Disembarking - marh of

    8 miles to billets at Airaines

    got letter from Ethel - MC -


     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.


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    14 TUES.

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

    15 WED.


  • January 28, 2018 17:04:31 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  
    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.

    Early morning march

    to station - Left

    Marseille at 5 o clock am

    Past some Snow Topped mountains -

    8.0 pm arrive at Lyons 0 

    First Ration of Rum

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

    11 SAT.

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    12 SUN.




     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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    13 MON.


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    14 TUES.

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    15 WED.


  • January 28, 2018 17:03:14 Stella Watkin

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    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.


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    11 SAT.

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    12 SUN.




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    MARCH 1916

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    13 MON.


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    14 TUES.

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    15 WED.


  • January 28, 2018 17:01:43 Stella Watkin

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    MARCH 1916

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  • 43.296482||5.36978||

    Marseille, France

  • 45.764043||4.835659||

    Lyon, France

  • 50.5566281||3.9005909||

    Lens, Belgium

  • 50.4518195||4.251222||

    Pont-remy, France

  • 49.965672||1.9431||

    Airaines, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Marseille, France
  • Additional document location Lyon, France
  • Additional document location Lens, Belgium
  • Additional document location Pont-remy, France
  • Additional document location Airaines, France


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License
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March 10, 1916 – March 15, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front




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