Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left Hand Page: 

APRIL 1916

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27 THUR.

Real hot morning - 

off parade all day -

out working all night at 

the Sugar Mill - 

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28 FRI.

Off parade - no boots

Digging Communication Trench

6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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29 SAT.

Day off - got parcel

from G Grainger - out

digging at night until our

batteries started bombardment

for 2 hours - 


 Right Hand Page: 

APRIL 1916

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30 SUN.

At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward  Wesyleyan Minister from Hull 

packed at night - 

Motto  Keep your head down

and your heart up."

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1 MON.   MAY

Real hot -

2 hours parade in morning - 

out at night until  2.0 am

near guns

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

2 TUES.

Paraded 8.0 am out while 

5.0 pm digging cable in - 

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 Left Hand Page: 

APRIL 1916

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

27 THUR.

Real hot morning - 

off parade all day -

out working all night at 

the Sugar Mill - 

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

28 FRI.

Off parade - no boots

Digging Communication Trench

6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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

29 SAT.

Day off - got parcel

from G Grainger - out

digging at night until our

batteries started bombardment

for 2 hours - 


 Right Hand Page: 

APRIL 1916

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

30 SUN.

At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward  Wesyleyan Minister from Hull 

packed at night - 

Motto  Keep your head down

and your heart up."

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

1 MON.   MAY

Real hot -

2 hours parade in morning - 

out at night until  2.0 am

near guns

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

2 TUES.

Paraded 8.0 am out while 

5.0 pm digging cable in - 


Transcription history
  • February 16, 2018 21:06:48 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward  Wesyleyan Minister from Hull 

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns

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

    2 TUES.

    Paraded 8.0 am out while 

    5.0 pm digging cable in - 

  • February 16, 2018 10:53:57 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns

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

    2 TUES.

    Paraded 8.0 am out while 

    5.0 pm digging cable in - 


  • February 16, 2018 00:08:06 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns

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

    2 TUES.

    Paraded 8.0 am out while 

    5.0 pm digging cable in - 


  • February 16, 2018 00:07:30 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns

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

    2 TUES.

    Paraded 8.0 am out while 

    5.0 pm digging cable in - 


  • January 30, 2018 14:34:31 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 

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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns

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

    2 TUES.

    Paraded 8.0 am out while 

    5.0 pm digging cable in - 


  • January 30, 2018 14:31:42 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 


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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns


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

    2 TUES.

    Paraded 8.0 am out while 

    5.0 pm digging cable in - 


  • January 30, 2018 14:31:06 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 


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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY

    Real hot -

    2 hours parade in morning - 

    out at night until  2.0 am

    near guns


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

    2 TUES.


  • January 30, 2018 14:30:28 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 


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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.

    At Y.M.C.A. Services by Mr Kedward

    packed at night - 

    Motto  Keep your head down

    and your heart up."

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

    1 MON.   MAY


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

    2 TUES.


  • January 30, 2018 14:29:17 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.

    Off parade - no boots

    Digging Communication Trench

    6.0 pm while 3. am - 


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

    29 SAT.

    Day off - got parcel

    from G Grainger - out

    digging at night until our

    batteries started bombardment

    for 2 hours - 


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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

    30 SUN.


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    1 MON.   MAY


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

    2 TUES.


  • January 30, 2018 14:27:13 Stella Watkin

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    APRIL 1916

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    27 THUR.

    Real hot morning - 

    off parade all day -

    out working all night at 

    the Sugar Mill - 

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

    28 FRI.


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

    29 SAT.


     Right Hand Page: 

    APRIL 1916

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    30 SUN.


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    1 MON.   MAY


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    2 TUES.


  • January 30, 2018 14:25:49 Stella Watkin

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    APRIL 1916

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    27 THUR.

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    28 FRI.


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    29 SAT.


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    APRIL 1916

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    30 SUN.


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    1 MON.   MAY


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    2 TUES.


  • January 30, 2018 14:19:35 Stella Watkin

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    APRIL 1916

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    27 THUR.

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    28 FRI.


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    29 SAT.


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    APRIL 1916

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    30 SUN.


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    April 27, 1916 – May 2, 1916
    • English

    • Western Front

    • Wesleyan Methodist Minister Roderick Morris Kedward



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