Trench diary of Charles Verity

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 Left hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

4 SAT.

sea sickness past.

very strong wind

still holds.

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

5 SUN.   Quinquagesima

Held service on

ship under Union Jack.

Colonel Dewing

took service.  Past

Pantelaire.  Italian settle.  Pantelleria, Italian island off Sicily  

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

6 MON.

On guard in

very bad weather sea-

sick during night.


 Right hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

Weather improved

slightly.  Felt a 

little seedy after

attack

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

8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

Arrived Marseilles

Berthed in dock

about 5.30.  First

impressions favour

-able

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

9 THUR.

Loafed about

on ship while 

tea & then planted

on quay side.

Bitterly cold


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 Left hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

4 SAT.

sea sickness past.

very strong wind

still holds.

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

5 SUN.   Quinquagesima

Held service on

ship under Union Jack.

Colonel Dewing

took service.  Past

Pantelaire.  Italian settle.  Pantelleria, Italian island off Sicily  

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

6 MON.

On guard in

very bad weather sea-

sick during night.


 Right hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

Weather improved

slightly.  Felt a 

little seedy after

attack

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

8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

Arrived Marseilles

Berthed in dock

about 5.30.  First

impressions favour

-able

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

9 THUR.

Loafed about

on ship while 

tea & then planted

on quay side.

Bitterly cold



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  • February 20, 2018 00:33:52 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.

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

    5 SUN.   Quinquagesima

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.  Pantelleria, Italian island off Sicily  

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Arrived Marseilles

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold


  • February 20, 2018 00:33:34 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.

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

    5 SUN.   Quinquagesima

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.  Pantelleria, Italian island off Sicily  

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Arrived Marseilles

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold



  • February 20, 2018 00:31:39 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.

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

    5 SUN.   Quinquagesima

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Arrived Marseille

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold



  • February 20, 2018 00:31:10 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.

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

    5 SUN.   Quinquagesima

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.  Shrove Tuesday

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.  Ash Wednesday

    Arrived Marseille

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold



  • February 6, 2018 14:15:08 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.

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

    5 SUN.

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.

    Arrived Marseille

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold



  • February 6, 2018 14:14:30 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.


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

    5 SUN.

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.

    Arrived Marseille

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold



  • February 6, 2018 14:13:02 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.


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

    5 SUN.

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.

    Arrived Marseille

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.

    Loafed about

    on ship while 

    tea & then planted

    on quay side.

    Bitterly cold



  • February 6, 2018 14:12:01 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.


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

    5 SUN.

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.

    Weather improved

    slightly.  Felt a 

    little seedy after

    attack

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

    8 WED.

    Arrived Marseille

    Berthed in dock

    about 5.30.  First

    impressions favour

    -able

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

    9 THUR.



  • February 6, 2018 14:10:41 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.


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

    5 SUN.

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.

    On guard in

    very bad weather sea-

    sick during night.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.


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

    8 WED.


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

    9 THUR.



  • February 6, 2018 14:09:56 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    4 SAT.

    sea sickness past.

    very strong wind

    still holds.


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

    5 SUN.

    Held service on

    ship under Union Jack.

    Colonel Dewing

    took service.  Past

    Pantelaire.  Italian settle.

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

    6 MON.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    7 TUES.


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

    8 WED.


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

    9 THUR.



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  • 43.296482||5.36978||

    Marseille, France

  • 36.785262||11.9918779||

    Pantelleria , Italy

Location(s)
  • Document location Marseille, France
  • Additional document location Pantelleria , Italy


ID
17242 / 189219
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Brian Verity
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


March 4, 1916 – March 9, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front




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