Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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4 SAT.

On Guard 24 hours - 

at Armoury Room Door - 

On Forcastle Top during

night - very rough

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

5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

2.30 am passed Malta 

Colonel takes Service EPH 6 10-20  Ephesians 6 10-20, Bible text used for service, see below 

Pay at 2.0 - Passed

Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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6 MON.

Getting into colder 

climate - Physical Drill

wrote letter to Ethel

& mother - Sea Rough



 Right hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

Down in Stokehold and

firing - Coast of France 

in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

Moved into dock - German

Prisoners working & interned 

on dock - Got 2 parcels

& 3 letters - wrote letters

to Arthur, Rose & Emma

instead of going to bed

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

9 THUR.

Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

On Quay Side all night - 

On Guard


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 Left hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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

4 SAT.

On Guard 24 hours - 

at Armoury Room Door - 

On Forcastle Top during

night - very rough

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

5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

2.30 am passed Malta 

Colonel takes Service EPH 6 10-20  Ephesians 6 10-20, Bible text used for service, see below 

Pay at 2.0 - Passed

Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

6 MON.

Getting into colder 

climate - Physical Drill

wrote letter to Ethel

& mother - Sea Rough



 Right hand page:  

MARCH 1916

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

7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

Down in Stokehold and

firing - Coast of France 

in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

Moved into dock - German

Prisoners working & interned 

on dock - Got 2 parcels

& 3 letters - wrote letters

to Arthur, Rose & Emma

instead of going to bed

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

9 THUR.

Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

On Quay Side all night - 

On Guard



Transcription history
  • February 15, 2018 20:10:55 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough

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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 6 10-20  Ephesians 6 10-20, Bible text used for service, see below 

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough



     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed

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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard


  • February 15, 2018 20:06:30 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough

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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 6 10-20  Ephesians 6 10-20, Bible text used for service, see below 

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed

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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard



  • February 15, 2018 20:05:52 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough

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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 6 10-20  Ephesians 6 10-20, Bible text used for service, see below 

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed

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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard



  • February 15, 2018 20:05:41 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough

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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 6 10-20 Ephesians 6 10-20, Bible text used for service, see below

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed

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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard



  • February 15, 2018 19:56:48 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough

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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 6 104

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed

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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard



  • January 28, 2018 19:51:27 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough

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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 310

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm

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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed

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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard



  • January 28, 2018 19:46:57 Stella Watkin

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough


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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 310

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm



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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough






     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour




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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed


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

    9 THUR.

    Disembarked 5.0 pm - 

    On Quay Side all night - 

    On Guard



  • January 28, 2018 19:46:14 Stella Watkin

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough


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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 310

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm



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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough






     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour




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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Moved into dock - German

    Prisoners working & interned 

    on dock - Got 2 parcels

    & 3 letters - wrote letters

    to Arthur, Rose & Emma

    instead of going to bed




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

    9 THUR.


  • January 28, 2018 19:44:49 Stella Watkin

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough


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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 310

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm



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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough






     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Down in Stokehold and

    firing - Coast of France 

    in sight - 12.0 arrived in Marseilles Harbour




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

    8 WED.




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

    9 THUR.


  • January 28, 2018 19:43:49 Stella Watkin

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough


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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 310

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm



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

    6 MON.

    Getting into colder 

    climate - Physical Drill

    wrote letter to Ethel

    & mother - Sea Rough






     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.



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

    8 WED.




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

    9 THUR.


  • January 28, 2018 19:42:34 Stella Watkin

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough


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

    5 SUN.  Quinquagesima

    2.30 am passed Malta 

    Colonel takes Service EPH 310

    Pay at 2.0 - Passed

    Pantelleria at 4.30 pm



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

    6 MON.







     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.



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

    8 WED.




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

    9 THUR.


  • January 28, 2018 19:41:16 Stella Watkin

     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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    4 SAT.

    On Guard 24 hours - 

    at Armoury Room Door - 

    On Forcastle Top during

    night - very rough


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

    5 SUN.



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    6 MON.







     Right hand page:  

    MARCH 1916

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    7 TUES.



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    8 WED.




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    9 THUR.


  • January 28, 2018 19:38:59 Stella Watkin

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    MARCH 1916

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    4 SAT.



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    5 SUN.



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    6 MON.







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    MARCH 1916

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    7 TUES.



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    8 WED.




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    9 THUR.


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  • 35.937496||14.375416||

    Malta

  • 43.296482||5.36978||

    Marseilles, France

  • 36.785262||11.9918779||

    Pantelleria, Italy

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  • Document location Malta
  • Additional document location Marseilles, France
  • Additional document location Pantelleria, Italy
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March 4, 1916 – March 9, 1916
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