Trench diary of Charles Verity

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 Left hand page 

MARCH 1916

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10 FRI.

Boarded train

for up north about

4.30 am.  Travelled

all day through

beautiful country.

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

11 SAT.

Still travelling on

short rations.

Rum & coffee supplied

to keep us warm

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

12 SUN.

50 hrs train journey

ended in the early hours

at Pont Remy.  Marched 

7 miles to billet Airaines 


 Right hand page 

MARCH 1916

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13 MON.

Billeted in old

barn at farm house

Very dirty straw

to sleep on.

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

14 TUES.

Did battalion

drill.  recruits drill

saluting etc.  Speech

by the Colonel

(Old Bob)

received mails

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

15 WED.  Ember Day

Did platoon drill

in the morning.

started telephone 

in afternoon

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 Left hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

10 FRI.

Boarded train

for up north about

4.30 am.  Travelled

all day through

beautiful country.

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

11 SAT.

Still travelling on

short rations.

Rum & coffee supplied

to keep us warm

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

12 SUN.

50 hrs train journey

ended in the early hours

at Pont Remy.  Marched 

7 miles to billet Airaines 


 Right hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

13 MON.

Billeted in old

barn at farm house

Very dirty straw

to sleep on.

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

14 TUES.

Did battalion

drill.  recruits drill

saluting etc.  Speech

by the Colonel

(Old Bob)

received mails

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

15 WED.  Ember Day

Did platoon drill

in the morning.

started telephone 

in afternoon


Transcription history
  • February 20, 2018 00:38:53 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30 am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplied

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bob)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.  Ember Day

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon

  • February 20, 2018 00:38:36 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30 am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplied

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bob)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.  Ember Day

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 20, 2018 00:37:27 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30 am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplied

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bob)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.  Ember Day

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:46:23 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplied

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bob)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:46:02 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bob)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:45:14 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bob)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:44:19 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airaines 

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bon)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:35:41 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Pont Remy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airsilles

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bon)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:30:31 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Brt Rimy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airsilles

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bon)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.

    Did platoon drill

    in the morning.

    started telephone 

    in afternoon


  • February 6, 2018 14:30:04 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Brt Rimy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airsilles

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.

    Did battalion

    drill.  recruits drill

    saluting etc.  Speech

    by the Colonel

    (Old Bon)

    received mails

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

    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:29:21 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Brt Rimy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airsilles

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.

    Billeted in old

    barn at farm house

    Very dirty straw

    to sleep on.

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

    14 TUES.


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

    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:28:43 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Brt Rimy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet Airsilles

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.


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

    14 TUES.


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

    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:28:24 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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

    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.

    50 hrs train journey

    ended in the early hours

    at Brt Rimy.  Marched 

    7 miles to billet 

     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.


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

    14 TUES.


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

    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:27:31 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.

    Still travelling on

    short rations.

    Rum & coffee supplies

    to keep us warm

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

    12 SUN.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    13 MON.


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

    14 TUES.


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

    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:27:00 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.

    Boarded train

    for up north about

    4.30am.  Travelled

    all day through

    beautiful country.

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

    11 SAT.


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

    12 SUN.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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    13 MON.


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    14 TUES.


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    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:25:25 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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    10 FRI.


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    11 SAT.


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    12 SUN.


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    MARCH 1916

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    13 MON.


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    14 TUES.


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    15 WED.


  • February 6, 2018 14:24:33 Stella Watkin


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  • 43.296482||5.36978||

    Marseille, France

  • 50.05243||1.8890428||

    Pont-Remy, France

  • 49.965672||1.9431||

    Airaines, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Marseille, France
  • Additional document location Pont-Remy, France
  • Additional document location Airaines, France


ID
17242 / 189221
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Brian Verity
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


March 10, 1916 – March 15, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front




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