Trench diary of Charles Verity

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 Left hand page 

MARCH 1916

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28 TUES.

Spent another

day in billets.

Rifle inspection

Lecture on trenches.

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29 WED.

Left Beauquesne

& marched about

12 miles through

heavy snow.  Arrived

damp but not downhearted.

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

30 THUR.

At Ingelbelmer.

Had rifle inspection

& bayonet fighting.


 Right hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

31 FRI.

More rifle inspection

& issue of new clothing.

Left at 7 pm for

front line trenches.

Found them very 

dry & comfortable.


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

1 SAT.  April

moved

to advance

post signal station,

Germans started

straafing about 6 pm.

coal boxes & trench mort

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

2 SUN.  4th in Lent

Quite during the 

day.  More straafing

all night.  Shots near

 Pard.   Learnt them

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 Left hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

28 TUES.

Spent another

day in billets.

Rifle inspection

Lecture on trenches.

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

29 WED.

Left Beauquesne

& marched about

12 miles through

heavy snow.  Arrived

damp but not downhearted.

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

30 THUR.

At Ingelbelmer.

Had rifle inspection

& bayonet fighting.


 Right hand page 

MARCH 1916

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

31 FRI.

More rifle inspection

& issue of new clothing.

Left at 7 pm for

front line trenches.

Found them very 

dry & comfortable.


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

1 SAT.  April

moved

to advance

post signal station,

Germans started

straafing about 6 pm.

coal boxes & trench mort

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

2 SUN.  4th in Lent

Quite during the 

day.  More straafing

all night.  Shots near

 Pard.   Learnt them


Transcription history
  • February 20, 2018 10:21:08 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    Left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspection

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 pm for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    straafing about 6 pm.

    coal boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

     Pard.   Learnt them

  • February 20, 2018 10:20:25 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspection

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 pm for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    straafing about 6 pm.

    coal boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.  4th in Lent

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

     Pard.   Learnt them


  • February 20, 2018 10:19:41 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspection

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 pm for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    straafing about 6 pm.

    coal boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

     Pard.   Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:31:02 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspection

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 pm for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    straafing about 6 pm.

    coal boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

     Pard.   Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:23:02 Stella Watkin

     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspection

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 pm for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    straafing about 6 pm.

    eral boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

    Pard.  Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:22:43 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspection

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 pm for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    straafing about 6 pm.

    eral boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

    Pard.  Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:19:46 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspeciton

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 P M for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    past signal station,

    Germans started

    strafing about 6 pm.

    eral boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

    Pard.  Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:17:06 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspeciton

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 P M for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    past signal station,

    Germans started

    strafing about 6 pm.

    eral boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

    Pard.  Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:16:48 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspeciton

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 P M for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

    moved

    to advance

    post signal station,

    Germans started

    strafing about 6 pm.

    eral boxes & trench mort

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

    2 SUN.

    Quite during the 

    day.  More straafing

    all night.  Shots near

    Pard.  Learnt them


  • February 7, 2018 00:11:18 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspeciton

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.

    More rifle inspection

    & issue of new clothing.

    Left at 7 P M for

    front line trenches.

    Found them very 

    dry & comfortable.


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

    1 SAT.  April

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

    2 SUN.


  • February 7, 2018 00:10:04 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

    left Beauquesne

    & marched about

    12 miles through

    heavy snow.  Arrived

    damp but not downhearted.

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

    30 THUR.

    At Ingelbelmer.

    Had rifle inspeciton

    & bayonet fighting.


     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    31 FRI.



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    1 SAT.  April

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    2 SUN.


  • February 7, 2018 00:08:24 Stella Watkin


     Left hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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

    28 TUES.

    Spent another

    day in billets.

    Rifle inspection

    Lecture on trenches.

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

    29 WED.

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

    30 THUR.



     Right hand page 

    MARCH 1916

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    31 FRI.



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    1 SAT.  April

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    2 SUN.


  • February 7, 2018 00:05:37 Stella Watkin


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    MARCH 1916

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    MARCH 1916

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  • 50.083294||2.391925||

    Beauquesne, France

  • 50.059361||2.608612||

    Englebelmer, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Beauquesne, France
  • Additional document location Englebelmer, France


ID
17242 / 189231
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Brian Verity
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


March 28, 1916 – April 2, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front




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