Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left Hand Page:  
MAY 1916
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9 TUES.

Started to rain - 

got two letters - raining

all night - Patrols &

wiring parties out at 

night - very dark -

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

10 WED.

A bit brighter - the

R.E's blow up mine at  Royal Engineers 

5.0 o clock - relieved at

8.0 pm - guide - Germans

show our batt: colours

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

11 THUR.

Revillie 5.30

Out digging in the 

trenches until 1.30

Billeted at Courcelles


 Right Hand Page: 

MAY 1916

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

12 FRI. 

Cleaning up equipment

Digging up at the trenches

until 12.30

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

13 SAT.

On Baths Fatigue at

Collingcamps - Raining -

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

14 SUN.

Company leave for Bus - 

I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

at Courselles - 


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 Left Hand Page:  
MAY 1916
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9 TUES.

Started to rain - 

got two letters - raining

all night - Patrols &

wiring parties out at 

night - very dark -

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

10 WED.

A bit brighter - the

R.E's blow up mine at  Royal Engineers 

5.0 o clock - relieved at

8.0 pm - guide - Germans

show our batt: colours

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

11 THUR.

Revillie 5.30

Out digging in the 

trenches until 1.30

Billeted at Courcelles


 Right Hand Page: 

MAY 1916

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

12 FRI. 

Cleaning up equipment

Digging up at the trenches

until 12.30

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

13 SAT.

On Baths Fatigue at

Collingcamps - Raining -

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

14 SUN.

Company leave for Bus - 

I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

at Courselles - 



Transcription history
  • February 16, 2018 21:12:06 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at  Royal Engineers 

    5.0 o clock - relieved at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30

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

    13 SAT.

    On Baths Fatigue at

    Collingcamps - Raining -

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

    14 SUN.

    Company leave for Bus - 

    I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

    at Courselles - 


  • February 16, 2018 21:11:46 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at  Royal Engineers

    5.0 o clock - relieved at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30

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

    13 SAT.

    On Baths Fatigue at

    Collingcamps - Raining -

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

    14 SUN.

    Company leave for Bus - 

    I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

    at Courselles - 



  • February 4, 2018 13:09:09 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relieved at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30

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

    13 SAT.

    On Baths Fatigue at

    Collingcamps - Raining -

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

    14 SUN.

    Company leave for Bus - 

    I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

    at Courselles - 



  • January 30, 2018 17:12:10 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page:  
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relieved at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30

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

    13 SAT.

    On Baths Fatigue at

    Colling camps - Raining -

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

    14 SUN.

    Company leave for Bus - 

    I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

    at Courselles - 



  • January 30, 2018 17:07:19 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30


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

    13 SAT.

    On Baths Fatigue at

    Colling camps - Raining -


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

    14 SUN.

    Company leave for Bus - 

    I on R.E. Fatigue stationed

    at Courselles - 



  • January 30, 2018 17:06:15 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30


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

    13 SAT.

    On Baths Fatigue at

    Colling camps - Raining -


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 17:05:51 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging up at the trenches

    until 12.30


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

    13 SAT.


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 17:05:35 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guide - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment

    Digging expat the trenches

    until 12.30


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

    13 SAT.


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 17:04:21 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guider - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles


     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 

    Cleaning up equipment


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

    13 SAT.


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 17:02:29 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guider - Germans

    show our batt: colours

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

    11 THUR.

    Revillie 5.30

    Out digging in the 

    trenches until 1.30

    Billeted at Courcelles



     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 


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

    13 SAT.


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 17:01:43 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -

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

    10 WED.

    A bit brighter - the

    R.E's blow up mine at

    5.0 o clock - relived at

    8.0 pm - guider - Germans

    show our batt: colours


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

    11 THUR.




     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 


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

    13 SAT.


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 17:00:29 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    9 TUES.

    Started to rain - 

    got two letters - raining

    all night - Patrols &

    wiring parties out at 

    night - very dark -


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


    10 WED.



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    11 THUR.




     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 


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

    13 SAT.


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

    14 SUN.



  • January 30, 2018 16:59:38 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page:
    MAY 1916
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    9 TUES.


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    10 WED.



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    11 THUR.




     Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    12 FRI. 


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

    13 SAT.


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    14 SUN.



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  • 50.10446||2.582534||

    Courcelles-au-Bois, France

  • 50.100616||2.601159||

    Colingcamps, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Courcelles-au-Bois, France
  • Additional document location Colingcamps, France


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Brian Verity
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April 9, 1916 – May 14, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front




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