The brothers who went to war, item 1

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Copy of Diary of Pte F C Vockins of the Royal

Canadian Dragoons Died at Netley. August 3rd 1915

 

May 4th 1910 Left Folkstone to France

6th Arrived at Stragale Station Billited Merris near

Hospital First sound of Guns. within 15 miles of trenches.

8th Route marching

14th Left merris marched 12 miles with Packs to St Florice

15th Left St FLorice for La Eclerre?

16th Good news British Cook 3 lines of German trenches Left lo 'Ecle

Received issue of missing + cigarettes. Billided in a Barn

17th Slept in an orchard Got wet through

18th Still Raining

19th Change Billett 1 mile away in a Garden

20th Hear Bombardment

21st Ordered to "Stand to" Hear of an attack on La Barres

24th Arrive at Fertubert Occupy reserve trenches at 2.00Am

25th Saw COldstream Guards splended charge up a hill

great sight. We move up to the front line of trenches R.C.L

A Squad. Charge + take part trench. German holding out o

flank for a few minutes then I sweept of the "Boy" clean

them all out. built paropet of dead German Bodies awful

sight.

26th Very hot 28 Snipers taken 1 fort + machine gun taken

"Starsh" leave trench 1200 midnight arrive Locon 4Am

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Copy of Diary of Pte F C Vockins of the Royal

Canadian Dragoons Died at Netley. August 3rd 1915

 

May 4th 1910 Left Folkstone to France

6th Arrived at Stragale Station Billited Merris near

Hospital First sound of Guns. within 15 miles of trenches.

8th Route marching

14th Left merris marched 12 miles with Packs to St Florice

15th Left St FLorice for La Eclerre?

16th Good news British Cook 3 lines of German trenches Left lo 'Ecle

Received issue of missing + cigarettes. Billided in a Barn

17th Slept in an orchard Got wet through

18th Still Raining

19th Change Billett 1 mile away in a Garden

20th Hear Bombardment

21st Ordered to "Stand to" Hear of an attack on La Barres

24th Arrive at Fertubert Occupy reserve trenches at 2.00Am

25th Saw COldstream Guards splended charge up a hill

great sight. We move up to the front line of trenches R.C.L

A Squad. Charge + take part trench. German holding out o

flank for a few minutes then I sweept of the "Boy" clean

them all out. built paropet of dead German Bodies awful

sight.

26th Very hot 28 Snipers taken 1 fort + machine gun taken

"Starsh" leave trench 1200 midnight arrive Locon 4Am


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  • October 26, 2018 10:52:52 Sara Fresi

    Copy of Diary of Pte F C Vockins of the Royal

    Canadian Dragoons Died at Netley. August 3rd 1915

     

    May 4th 1910 Left Folkstone to France

    6th Arrived at Stragale Station Billited Merris near

    Hospital First sound of Guns. within 15 miles of trenches.

    8th Route marching

    14th Left merris marched 12 miles with Packs to St Florice

    15th Left St FLorice for La Eclerre?

    16th Good news British Cook 3 lines of German trenches Left lo 'Ecle

    Received issue of missing + cigarettes. Billided in a Barn

    17th Slept in an orchard Got wet through

    18th Still Raining

    19th Change Billett 1 mile away in a Garden

    20th Hear Bombardment

    21st Ordered to "Stand to" Hear of an attack on La Barres

    24th Arrive at Fertubert Occupy reserve trenches at 2.00Am

    25th Saw COldstream Guards splended charge up a hill

    great sight. We move up to the front line of trenches R.C.L

    A Squad. Charge + take part trench. German holding out o

    flank for a few minutes then I sweept of the "Boy" clean

    them all out. built paropet of dead German Bodies awful

    sight.

    26th Very hot 28 Snipers taken 1 fort + machine gun taken

    "Starsh" leave trench 1200 midnight arrive Locon 4Am

  • October 26, 2018 10:52:46 Sara Fresi
  • January 23, 2018 12:16:02 Georgia Anderton

    Copy of Diary of Pte F C Vockins of the Royal

    Canadian Dragoons Died at Netley. August 3rd 1915


    May 4th 1910 Left Folkstone to France

    6th Arrived at Stragale Station Billited Merris near

    Hospital First sound of Guns. within 15 miles of trenches.

    8th Route marching

    14th Left merris marched 12 miles with Packs to St Florice

    15th Left St FLorice for La Eclerre?

    16th Good news British Cook 3 lines of German trenches Left lo 'Ecle

    Received issue of missing + cigarettes. Billided in a Barn

    17th Slept in an orchard Got wet through

    18th Still Raining

    19th Change Billett 1 mile away in a Garden

    20th Hear Bombardment

    21st Ordered to "Stand to" Hear of an attack on La Barres

    24th Arrive at Fertubert Occupy reserve trenches at 2.00Am

    25th Saw COldstream Guards splended charge up a hill

    great sight. We move up to the front line of trenches R.C.L

    A Squad. Charge + take part trench. German holding out o

    flank for a few minutes then I sweept of the "Boy" clean

    them all out. built paropet of dead German Bodies awful

    sight.

    26th Very hot 28 Snipers taken 1 fort + machine gun taken

    "Starsh" leave trench 1200 midnight arrive Locon 4Am


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    Folkstone

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    Merris

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    La Barre

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  • Document location Folkstone
  • Additional document location Merris
  • Additional document location La Barre


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