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22nd Nov.

Posted letter to L. Received 2 letters from L. also bill from L &

McConnells and pension forms from Paymaster. One man of 'C' Coy, killed by

rifle fire.Weather still very cold and windy. Enemy shelled our trenches

very heavily- little damage.

23rd Nov

Weather still cold and windy, very cold at night.Enemy busy again today

shelled us very hard. Sent 25 Xmas cards. Posted letter to L.

24th Nov

Not quite so cold today but very cold dampish at night. Tore up 2 photo

postcards of family by mistake, writing for more tonight. Sergeant Williams

wounded by shell fire today. Sudden burst of rifle fire from Herefords

trenches at 4 p.m.after guns had placed some shells in enemys trench, hear

we go to Lala Baba about end of week. Am not sorry-it's jolly hard nasty

work here- always issuing stores and making indents.

25th Nov

Nasty raw cold day- usual gunnery during the day. Posted letters to L.

etc. Officers of 4/5 Welsh came to look round - we move to L. Baba eve of

27-28 Nov.

6.30 p.m. Our guns bombarded Turks positions or some of them, enemy replied

very feebly- about 1 shell burst in every 4. I could see them coming in

contact with the earth about 150 yards from Oak Tree Gap where I went to 

view the bombardment. Shells immediately they leave the Turkish guns can

seen against the sky like a piece of incandescent light flying through the

air, but can only be seen for about a second or so- when they touch the

ground it looks like a great big fire or glare from a furnace especially

those that burst properly. I expected a mine on Hill 60 to be blown up but

it did not come off, for what reason I don't know.

26th Nov

Nice morning but cold. Now being relieved by Lovats Scouts not Welsh Regt.

Had little food.

5 p.m. A most awful storm- worst I ever saw. Lasted about 5 hours and then

drizzled. Trenches all knee deep in water, some parts up to waist. I got

wet through waiting for men at Asmak Dere 7 to 8 p.m. then walked to 

Headquarters along Dere , Pit St. , Rich Alley and Oak Tree Gap. Tried to get

to phone. Went to mess, stayed there until 2 a.m. Got over parapet to get

to dugout. Servant  had made a drain in dugout. Changed clothes and went to

bed. Dealtry and Foulkes sat in dugout all night. They had been washed out.

                                      -17-



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22nd Nov.

Posted letter to L. Received 2 letters from L. also bill from L &

McConnells and pension forms from Paymaster. One man of 'C' Coy, killed by

rifle fire.Weather still very cold and windy. Enemy shelled our trenches

very heavily- little damage.

23rd Nov

Weather still cold and windy, very cold at night.Enemy busy again today

shelled us very hard. Sent 25 Xmas cards. Posted letter to L.

24th Nov

Not quite so cold today but very cold dampish at night. Tore up 2 photo

postcards of family by mistake, writing for more tonight. Sergeant Williams

wounded by shell fire today. Sudden burst of rifle fire from Herefords

trenches at 4 p.m.after guns had placed some shells in enemys trench, hear

we go to Lala Baba about end of week. Am not sorry-it's jolly hard nasty

work here- always issuing stores and making indents.

25th Nov

Nasty raw cold day- usual gunnery during the day. Posted letters to L.

etc. Officers of 4/5 Welsh came to look round - we move to L. Baba eve of

27-28 Nov.

6.30 p.m. Our guns bombarded Turks positions or some of them, enemy replied

very feebly- about 1 shell burst in every 4. I could see them coming in

contact with the earth about 150 yards from Oak Tree Gap where I went to 

view the bombardment. Shells immediately they leave the Turkish guns can

seen against the sky like a piece of incandescent light flying through the

air, but can only be seen for about a second or so- when they touch the

ground it looks like a great big fire or glare from a furnace especially

those that burst properly. I expected a mine on Hill 60 to be blown up but

it did not come off, for what reason I don't know.

26th Nov

Nice morning but cold. Now being relieved by Lovats Scouts not Welsh Regt.

Had little food.

5 p.m. A most awful storm- worst I ever saw. Lasted about 5 hours and then

drizzled. Trenches all knee deep in water, some parts up to waist. I got

wet through waiting for men at Asmak Dere 7 to 8 p.m. then walked to 

Headquarters along Dere , Pit St. , Rich Alley and Oak Tree Gap. Tried to get

to phone. Went to mess, stayed there until 2 a.m. Got over parapet to get

to dugout. Servant  had made a drain in dugout. Changed clothes and went to

bed. Dealtry and Foulkes sat in dugout all night. They had been washed out.

                                      -17-




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  • June 8, 2017 18:22:10 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Nov.

    Posted letter to L. Received 2 letters from L. also bill from L &

    McConnells and pension forms from Paymaster. One man of 'C' Coy, killed by

    rifle fire.Weather still very cold and windy. Enemy shelled our trenches

    very heavily- little damage.

    23rd Nov

    Weather still cold and windy, very cold at night.Enemy busy again today

    shelled us very hard. Sent 25 Xmas cards. Posted letter to L.

    24th Nov

    Not quite so cold today but very cold dampish at night. Tore up 2 photo

    postcards of family by mistake, writing for more tonight. Sergeant Williams

    wounded by shell fire today. Sudden burst of rifle fire from Herefords

    trenches at 4 p.m.after guns had placed some shells in enemys trench, hear

    we go to Lala Baba about end of week. Am not sorry-it's jolly hard nasty

    work here- always issuing stores and making indents.

    25th Nov

    Nasty raw cold day- usual gunnery during the day. Posted letters to L.

    etc. Officers of 4/5 Welsh came to look round - we move to L. Baba eve of

    27-28 Nov.

    6.30 p.m. Our guns bombarded Turks positions or some of them, enemy replied

    very feebly- about 1 shell burst in every 4. I could see them coming in

    contact with the earth about 150 yards from Oak Tree Gap where I went to 

    view the bombardment. Shells immediately they leave the Turkish guns can

    seen against the sky like a piece of incandescent light flying through the

    air, but can only be seen for about a second or so- when they touch the

    ground it looks like a great big fire or glare from a furnace especially

    those that burst properly. I expected a mine on Hill 60 to be blown up but

    it did not come off, for what reason I don't know.

    26th Nov

    Nice morning but cold. Now being relieved by Lovats Scouts not Welsh Regt.

    Had little food.

    5 p.m. A most awful storm- worst I ever saw. Lasted about 5 hours and then

    drizzled. Trenches all knee deep in water, some parts up to waist. I got

    wet through waiting for men at Asmak Dere 7 to 8 p.m. then walked to 

    Headquarters along Dere , Pit St. , Rich Alley and Oak Tree Gap. Tried to get

    to phone. Went to mess, stayed there until 2 a.m. Got over parapet to get

    to dugout. Servant  had made a drain in dugout. Changed clothes and went to

    bed. Dealtry and Foulkes sat in dugout all night. They had been washed out.

                                          -17-



  • June 8, 2017 18:16:48 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Nov.

    Posted letter to L. Received 2 letters from L. also bill from L &

    McConnells and pension forms from Paymaster. One man of 'C' Coy, killed by

    rifle fire.Weather still very cold and windy. Enemy shelled our trenches

    very heavily- little damage.

    23rd Nov

    Weather still cold and windy, very cold at night.Enemy busy again today

    shelled us very hard. Sent 25 Xmas cards. Posted letter to L.

    24th Nov

    Not quite so cold today but very cold dampish at night. Tore up 2 photo

    postcards of family by mistake, writing for more tonight. Sergeant Williams

    wounded by shell fire today. Sudden burst of rifle fire from Herefords

    trenches at 4 p.m.after guns had placed some shells in enemys trench, hear

    we go to Lala Baba about end of week. Am not sorry-it's jolly hard nasty

    work here- always issuing stores and making indents.

    25th Nov

    Nasty raw cold day- usual gunnery during the day. Posted letters to L.

    etc. Officers of 4/5 Welsh came to look round - we move to L. Baba eve of

    27-28 Nov.

    6.30 p.m. Our guns bombarded Turks positions or some of them, enemy replied

    very feebly- about 1 shell burst in every 4. I could see them coming in

    contact with the earth about 150 yards from Oak Tree Gap where I went to 

    view the bombardment. Shells immediately they leave the Turkish guns can

    seen against the sky like a piece of incandescent light flying through the




  • June 8, 2017 18:04:32 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Nov.

    Posted letter to L. Received 2 letters from L. also bill from L &

    McConnells and pension forms from Paymaster. One man of 'C' Coy, killed by

    rifle fire.Weather still very cold and windy. Enemy shelled our trenches

    very heavily- little damage.

    23rd Nov

    Weather still cold and windy, very cold at night.Enemy busy again today

    shelled us very hard. Sent 25 Xmas cards. Posted letter to L.

    24th Nov

    Not quite so cold today but very cold dampish at night. Tore up 2 photo

    postcards of family by mistake, writing for more tonight. Sergeant Williams

    wounded by shell fire today. Sudden burst of rifle fire from Herefords

    trenches at 4 p.m.after guns had placed some shells in enemys trench, hear

    we go to Lala Baba about end of week. Am not sorry-it's jolly hard nasty

    work here- always 




  • June 8, 2017 17:52:17 Annick Rodriguez

    22nd Nov.

    Posted letter to L. Received 2 letters from L. also bill


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