Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left Hand Page:  

MARCH 1916
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28 TUES.

Very Cold - 

Gas Helmet Inspection - 

Report that the Channel is

held up - visited French

defence trenches

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

29 WED.

Lovely Morning - 

Packing up - left

Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

Heavy Snow Storm -

Arrived at Engbelmar

6.30 pm

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30 THUR.

Frosty - Germans

shelling our aeroplanes - 

Shell Cap falls in yard


 Right Hand Page: 

MARCH 1916

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31 FRI.

Lovely Morning -

Grub Orderly - Water from

well - hear guns all day - 

practice for Artillery 

bombardment

C & D go into trenches -   C & D companies of East York Regiment 

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1 SAT.           April

7.0 am Clothing Parade -

Q. M. Stores Fatigue - Go to   Q. M. = Quartermaster's 

the trenches 7.30 pm

Ration Fatigue - quiet -

Steel Helmets

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

2 SUN.  4th in Lent

Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

Fairly Quiet - some letters 

arrive

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 Left Hand Page:  

MARCH 1916
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

28 TUES.

Very Cold - 

Gas Helmet Inspection - 

Report that the Channel is

held up - visited French

defence trenches

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

29 WED.

Lovely Morning - 

Packing up - left

Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

Heavy Snow Storm -

Arrived at Engbelmar

6.30 pm

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

30 THUR.

Frosty - Germans

shelling our aeroplanes - 

Shell Cap falls in yard


 Right Hand Page: 

MARCH 1916

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

31 FRI.

Lovely Morning -

Grub Orderly - Water from

well - hear guns all day - 

practice for Artillery 

bombardment

C & D go into trenches -   C & D companies of East York Regiment 

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

1 SAT.           April

7.0 am Clothing Parade -

Q. M. Stores Fatigue - Go to   Q. M. = Quartermaster's 

the trenches 7.30 pm

Ration Fatigue - quiet -

Steel Helmets

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

2 SUN.  4th in Lent

Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

Fairly Quiet - some letters 

arrive


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

     Left Hand Page:  

    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Cold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches

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

    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm

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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shell Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -   C & D companies of East York Regiment 

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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q. M. Stores Fatigue - Go to   Q. M. = Quartermaster's 

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

    Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

    Fairly Quiet - some letters 

    arrive

  • February 15, 2018 23:44:58 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  

    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Cold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches

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

    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm

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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -   C & D companies of East York Regiment 

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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q. M. Stores Fatigue - Go to   Q. M. = Quartermaster's 

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

    Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

    Fairly Quiet - some letters 

    arrive


  • February 15, 2018 23:43:13 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  

    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Cold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches

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

    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm

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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -

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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q M Stores Fatigue - Go to

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

    Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

    Fairly Quiet - some letters 

    arrive


  • February 15, 2018 23:42:20 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  

    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Cold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches

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

    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm

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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -

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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q M Stores Fatigue - Go to

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

    Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

    Fairly Quiet - some letters 

    arrive


  • January 28, 2018 22:56:47 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  

    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Cold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches

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

    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm

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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -

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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q M Stores Fatigue - Go to

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

    Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

    Fairly Quiet - some letters 

    arrive


  • January 28, 2018 22:55:18 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Vold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches


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


    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm



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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -



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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q M Stores Fatigue - Go to

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets



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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Stand to 4.30 am for 1 hour

    Still on Rations for 1st Line - 

    Fairly Quiet - some letters 

    arrive


  • January 28, 2018 22:54:23 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Vold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches


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


    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm



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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -



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

    1 SAT.           April

    7.0 am Clothing Parade -

    Q M Stores Fatigue - Go to

    the trenches 7.30 pm

    Ration Fatigue - quiet -

    Steel Helmets



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

    2 SUN.


  • January 28, 2018 22:53:06 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Vold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches


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


    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm



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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    Lovely Morning -

    Grub Orderly - Water from

    well - hear guns all day - 

    practice for Artillery 

    bombardment

    C & D go into trenches -



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

    1 SAT.



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

    2 SUN.


  • January 28, 2018 22:47:15 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Vold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches


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


    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm



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

    30 THUR.

    Frosty - Germans

    shelling our aeroplanes - 

    Shall Cap falls in yard


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.


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

    1 SAT.



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

    2 SUN.


  • January 28, 2018 22:46:40 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MARCH 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    28 TUES.

    Very Vold - 

    Gas Helmet Inspection - 

    Report that the Channel is

    held up - visited French

    defence trenches


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


    29 WED.

    Lovely Morning - 

    Packing up - left

    Beauquesne at 1.30 pm

    Heavy Snow Storm -

    Arrived at Engbelmar

    6.30 pm



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

    30 THUR.


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.


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

    1 SAT.



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

    2 SUN.


  • January 28, 2018 22:43:23 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MARCH 1916
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    28 TUES.


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    29 WED.


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    30 THUR.


     Right Hand Page: 

    MARCH 1916

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    31 FRI.


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    1 SAT.



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    2 SUN.


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  • 50.083294||2.391925||

    Beauquesne, France

  • 50.059361||2.608612||

    Englebelmer, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Beauquesne, France
  • Additional document location Englebelmer, France


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Contributor
Brian Verity
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March 28, 1916 – April 2, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front




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