Trench diary of George Williams

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 Left Hand Page: 

AUGUST 1916

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19 SAT.

Leave for trenches in

morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

out at night on covering

party for wiring -

On Day Guard

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20 SUN.  9th after Trinity

Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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21 MON.

At night - strafe at intervals -

heavy thunder-storm and 

very dark



 Right Hand Page: 

AUGUST 1916

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22 TUES.

Got Edith's letter of 18th -

sent Ethel & Doris one field

postcard each - went to

funeral of Corporal Dent -

strafe at night as before -

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23 WED.

Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

strafe at night for raid by

12th E.Y.R. -

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

24 THUR.   S. Bartholomew

Warmer - out at night 

on patrol

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 Left Hand Page: 

AUGUST 1916

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

19 SAT.

Leave for trenches in

morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

out at night on covering

party for wiring -

On Day Guard

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

20 SUN.  9th after Trinity

Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

21 MON.

At night - strafe at intervals -

heavy thunder-storm and 

very dark



 Right Hand Page: 

AUGUST 1916

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

22 TUES.

Got Edith's letter of 18th -

sent Ethel & Doris one field

postcard each - went to

funeral of Corporal Dent -

strafe at night as before -

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

23 WED.

Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

strafe at night for raid by

12th E.Y.R. -

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

24 THUR.   S. Bartholomew

Warmer - out at night 

on patrol


Transcription history
  • February 18, 2018 10:59:14 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.  9th after Trinity

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark



     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.   S. Bartholomew

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol

  • February 18, 2018 10:58:38 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. - 

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.  9th after Trinity

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark



     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.   S. Bartholomew

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol


  • February 18, 2018 10:56:22 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.  9th after Trinity

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark



     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.   S. Bartholomew

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol


  • February 18, 2018 00:11:57 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.  9th after Trinity

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark



     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.   S. Bartholomew

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol


  • February 18, 2018 00:11:16 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark



     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol


  • February 1, 2018 13:11:21 Stella Watkin

     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark

     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol


  • February 1, 2018 13:10:00 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark

     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.

    Warmer - out at night 

    on patrol


  • February 1, 2018 13:09:30 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark

     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in morning

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.


  • February 1, 2018 13:09:21 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark

     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.

    Got Charlie's letter - quiet in mornign

    strafe at night for raid by

    12th E.Y.R. -

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

    24 THUR.


  • February 1, 2018 13:08:45 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark

     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.

    Got Edith's letter of 18th -

    sent Ethel & Doris one field

    postcard each - went to

    funeral of Corporal Dent -

    strafe at night as before -

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

    23 WED.


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

    24 THUR.


  • February 1, 2018 13:07:36 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.

    At night - strafe at intervals -

    heavy thunder-storm and 

    very dark

     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.


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

    23 WED.


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

    24 THUR.


  • February 1, 2018 13:07:06 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.

    Got Sister Edith's postcard -

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

    21 MON.


     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.


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

    23 WED.


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

    24 THUR.


  • February 1, 2018 13:06:48 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.

    Leave for trenches in

    morning - relieve 10th E.Y. -

    out at night on covering

    party for wiring -

    On Day Guard

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

    20 SUN.


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

    21 MON.


     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.


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

    23 WED.


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

    24 THUR.


  • February 1, 2018 13:05:03 Stella Watkin



     Left Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    19 SAT.


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    20 SUN.


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

    21 MON.


     Right Hand Page: 

    AUGUST 1916

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

    22 TUES.


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    23 WED.


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    24 THUR.


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  • 50.572506||2.7463289||

    Richebourg-l'Avoué

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License
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August 19, 1916 – August 24, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front

  • George Dent

  • www.ww1hull.org.ukKingston upon Hull Memorial website - The story of Hull in World War One
  • www.cwgc.orgCommonwealth War Graves Commission George Dent details


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