Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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26 WED.

Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

Wiring - got letters from

Ethel & Mr Bourne

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27 THUR.

Out at night working at

the Old British Fort -

Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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28 FRI.

Got a letter from Jennie -

out all night digging -


 Right Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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29 SAT.

Got mothers letter & papers - 


Out at night for 4 hours on

wiring party - 

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30 SUN.  6th after Trinity

Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

terribly hot - march to

billets at

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

31 MON.

Hut Orderly - 

Hot - Clothes Inspection - 

at night preparing wire

for the trenches - 

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 Left Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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

26 WED.

Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

Wiring - got letters from

Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

27 THUR.

Out at night working at

the Old British Fort -

Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

28 FRI.

Got a letter from Jennie -

out all night digging -


 Right Hand Page: 

JULY 1916

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

29 SAT.

Got mothers letter & papers - 


Out at night for 4 hours on

wiring party - 

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

30 SUN.  6th after Trinity

Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

terribly hot - march to

billets at

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

31 MON.

Hut Orderly - 

Hot - Clothes Inspection - 

at night preparing wire

for the trenches - 


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  • February 18, 2018 00:01:13 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.

    Got mothers letter & papers - 


    Out at night for 4 hours on

    wiring party - 

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

    30 SUN.  6th after Trinity

    Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

    relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

    terribly hot - march to

    billets at

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

    31 MON.

    Hut Orderly - 

    Hot - Clothes Inspection - 

    at night preparing wire

    for the trenches - 

  • February 1, 2018 10:57:27 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.

    Got mothers letter & papers - 


    Out at night for 4 hours on

    wiring party - 

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

    30 SUN.

    Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

    relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

    terribly hot - march to

    billets at

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

    31 MON.

    Hut Orderly - 

    Hot - Clothes Inspection - 

    at night preparing wire

    for the trenches - 


  • February 1, 2018 10:43:36 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -


     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.

    Got others letter & papers - 


    Out at night for 4 hours on

    wiring party - 

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

    30 SUN.

    Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

    relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

    terribly hot - march to

    billets at

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

    31 MON.

    Hut Orderly - 

    Hot - Clothes Inspection - 

    at night preparing wire

    for the trenches - 


  • February 1, 2018 10:42:27 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -



     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.

    Got others letter & papers - 


    Out at night for 4 hours on

    wiring party - 

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

    30 SUN.

    Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

    relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

    terribly hot - march to

    billets at

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

    31 MON.

    Hut Orderly - 

    Hot - Clothes Inspection - 

    at night preparing wire

    for the trenches - 


  • February 1, 2018 10:41:28 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -



     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.

    Got others letter & papers - 


    Out at night for 4 hours on

    wiring party - 

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

    30 SUN.

    Got Doris's & Ethel's letters -

    relieved by 11th E. Yorks Reg -

    terribly hot - march to

    billets at

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

    31 MON.


  • February 1, 2018 10:40:32 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -



     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.

    Got others letter & papers - 


    Out at night for 4 hours on

    wiring party - 

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

    30 SUN.


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

    31 MON.


  • February 1, 2018 10:39:51 Stella Watkin


     Left Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    26 WED.

    Fairly Quiet - Dry weather -

    Wiring - got letters from

    Ethel & Mr Bourne

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

    27 THUR.

    Out at night working at

    the Old British Fort -

    Bombardment on for 1 hour -

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

    28 FRI.

    Got a letter from Jennie -

    out all night digging -



     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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

    29 SAT.


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

    30 SUN.


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

    31 MON.


  • February 1, 2018 10:35:27 Stella Watkin


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    JULY 1916

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     Right Hand Page: 

    JULY 1916

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    Brian Verity
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    July 26, 1916 – July 31, 1916
    • English

    • Western Front




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