Trench diary of George Williams

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Left Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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14 FRI.

7.0 am Physical drill - 

Packing up ready to leave

for nearer the line - march

12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

terrible march

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15 SAT.

Ready to move off again

at 10.0 am - to trenches

at Levantie - taken over

bombing post - give smoke

attack

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16 SUN.  4th after Trinity

Raining


 Right Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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17 MON.

 Blank no entry 


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18 TUE.

Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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19 WED.

Wounded in right leg

Real Hot - preparing for

raid - 50 men go

over but are repulsed -

3 killed 13 wounded - fine

work by our men -

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Left Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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

14 FRI.

7.0 am Physical drill - 

Packing up ready to leave

for nearer the line - march

12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

terrible march

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

15 SAT.

Ready to move off again

at 10.0 am - to trenches

at Levantie - taken over

bombing post - give smoke

attack

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

16 SUN.  4th after Trinity

Raining


 Right Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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

17 MON.

 Blank no entry 


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

18 TUE.

Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

19 WED.

Wounded in right leg

Real Hot - preparing for

raid - 50 men go

over but are repulsed -

3 killed 13 wounded - fine

work by our men -


Transcription history
  • February 17, 2018 22:21:33 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.0 am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack

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

    16 SUN.  4th after Trinity

    Raining


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

     Blank no entry 


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -

  • February 17, 2018 22:18:39 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.0 am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack

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

    16 SUN.  4th after Trinity

    Raining


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

     Blank no entry 


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -


  • February 17, 2018 22:17:56 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.0 am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack

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

    16 SUN.

    Raining


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

     Blank no entry 


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -


  • February 17, 2018 22:17:25 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.0 am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack

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

    16 SUN.

    Raining


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

     Blank no entry 


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -


  • January 31, 2018 23:56:14 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.0 am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack

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

    16 SUN.

    Raining


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

     Blank no entry 


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -


  • January 31, 2018 23:55:42 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.0 am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack


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

    16 SUN.

    Raining


     Hand Right Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

     Blank no entry 


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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

    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -


  • January 31, 2018 23:49:46 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.o am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack


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

    16 SUN.

    Raining


     Hand Right Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.

    Blank no entry


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

    18 TUE.

    Got Ethel's letter of the 14th

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


    19 WED.

    Wounded in right leg

    Real Hot - preparing for

    raid - 50 men go

    over but are repulsed -

    3 killed 13 wounded - fine

    work by our men -


  • January 31, 2018 23:47:29 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.o am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack


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

    16 SUN.

    Raining


     Hand Right Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.



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    18 TUE.


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


    19 WED.


  • January 31, 2018 23:47:13 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.

    Ready to move off again

    at 10.o am - to trenches

    at Levantie - taken over

    bombing post - give smoke

    attack


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

    16 SUN.



     Hand Right Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    17 MON.



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    18 TUE.


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


    19 WED.


  • January 31, 2018 23:46:35 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.



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    16 SUN.



     Hand Right Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    17 MON.



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    18 TUE.


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    19 WED.


  • January 31, 2018 23:46:10 Stella Watkin

    Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    14 FRI.

    7.0 am Physical drill - 

    Packing up ready to leave

    for nearer the line - march

    12 miles to billets - arrive 12.30

    terrible march

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

    15 SAT.



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

    16 SUN.



     Hand Right Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    17 MON.



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    18 TUE.


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    19 WED.


  • January 31, 2018 23:40:51 Stella Watkin



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    14 FRI. 

     

     

     

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    13 SAT.



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    16 SUN.

     





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    17 MON.


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    18 TUE.


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    19 WED.



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  • 50.628314||2.771832||

    Laventie, France

  • 50.59489||2.563854||

    Robecq, France

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July 14, 1916 – July 19, 1916
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