Trench diary of George Williams

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Left Hand Page: 

MAY 1916

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21 SUN.   4th after Easter

On Parade digging at

trenches until 4 o clock

At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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22 MON.

Day off - two Y & L wounded

through a rifle grenade

behind our camp - out at 

night - Germans bombard our

lines heavily - W Yorks casualties

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23 TUES.

Mess Orderly - out at night

at "The Farm" digging until 

3.0 am


Right Hand Page: 

MAY 1916

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24 WED.   Empire Day

 Baths - Raining - Company go

into trenches - out at 

night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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25 THUR.

Raining heavy at night - 

put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

Reported battalions losses - 

E Company 3 killed -

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26 FRI.

Day off - out at night

digging trenches at 

Lercermer Farm - 

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Left Hand Page: 

MAY 1916

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

21 SUN.   4th after Easter

On Parade digging at

trenches until 4 o clock

At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

22 MON.

Day off - two Y & L wounded

through a rifle grenade

behind our camp - out at 

night - Germans bombard our

lines heavily - W Yorks casualties

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

23 TUES.

Mess Orderly - out at night

at "The Farm" digging until 

3.0 am


Right Hand Page: 

MAY 1916

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

24 WED.   Empire Day

 Baths - Raining - Company go

into trenches - out at 

night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

25 THUR.

Raining heavy at night - 

put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

Reported battalions losses - 

E Company 3 killed -

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

26 FRI.

Day off - out at night

digging trenches at 

Lercermer Farm - 


Transcription history
  • February 16, 2018 21:17:44 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.   4th after Easter

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks casualties

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.   Empire Day

     Baths - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.

    Raining heavy at night - 

    put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

    Reported battalions losses - 

    E Company 3 killed -

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

    26 FRI.

    Day off - out at night

    digging trenches at 

    Lercermer Farm - 

  • February 11, 2018 15:32:13 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.   4th after Easter

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks casualties

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.   Empire Day

     Gas  - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.

    Raining heavy at night - 

    put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

    Reported battalions losses - 

    E Company 3 killed -

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

    26 FRI.

    Day off - out at night

    digging trenches at 

     Lecerner  Farm - 


  • January 30, 2018 20:26:20 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks casualties

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.

     Gas  - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.

    Raining heavy at night - 

    put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

    Reported battalions losses - 

    E Company 3 killed -

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

    26 FRI.

    Day off - out at night

    digging trenches at 

     Lecerner  Farm - 


  • January 30, 2018 20:20:08 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks casualties

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.

     Gas  - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.

    Raining heavy at night - 

    put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

    Reported battalions losses - 

    E Company 3 killed -

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

    26 FRI.

    Day off - out at night

    digging trenches at 

     Lecerner  Farm - 


  • January 30, 2018 20:14:47 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks leave

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.

    twas - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.

    Raining heavy at night - 

    put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

    Reported battalions losses - 

    E Company 3 killed -

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

    26 FRI.

    Day off - out at night

    digging trenches at 

    Lecerner Farm - 


  • January 30, 2018 20:13:59 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks leave

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.

    twas - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.

    Raining heavy at night - 

    put on Fatigue until 3.0 am

    Reported battalions losses - 

    E Company 3 killed -

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

    26 FRI.


  • January 30, 2018 20:13:01 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks leave

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.

    twas - Raining - Company go

    into trenches - out at 

    night carrying R.E. Stores - 


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

    25 THUR.


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

    26 FRI.


  • January 30, 2018 20:12:07 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 

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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks leave

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

    23 TUES.

    Mess Orderly - out at night

    at "The Farm" digging until 

    3.0 am


    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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

    24 WED.


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    25 THUR.


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

    26 FRI.


  • January 30, 2018 20:05:51 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 


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

    22 MON.

    Day off - two Y & L wounded?

    through a rifle grenade

    behind our camp - out at 

    night - Germans bombard our

    lines heavily - W Yorks leave

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

    23 TUES.




    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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    24 WED.


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    25 THUR.


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    26 FRI.


  • January 30, 2018 17:18:02 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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    21 SUN.

    On Parade digging at

    trenches until 4 o clock

    At Y.M.C.A. service - 


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

    22 MON.


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    23 TUES.




    Right Hand Page: 

    MAY 1916

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    24 WED.


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    25 THUR.


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    26 FRI.


  • January 30, 2018 17:17:08 Stella Watkin

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    MAY 1916

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    21 SUN.


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    22 MON.


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    23 TUES.




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    MAY 1916

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    24 WED.


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    25 THUR.


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    26 FRI.


  • January 30, 2018 17:15:13 Stella Watkin

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    May 21, 1916 – May 26, 1916
    • English

    • Western Front

    • Lercermer Farm
    • Y.M.C.A.



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