Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 7

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salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea

down Latchmere Road on to the Dreary

March to St Albans but we had Plenty of

Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park

and Picked up all the other Brigades of the

London Regts comprising the 47th Division.

From there we marched off up the Edgmere Rd

and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Route

as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers

showered money and all there Cigarettes at us

and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets

of apples and oranges. Plums for us to help

ourselves to as the War had only been on

about a week now the people of London

were mad with Excitement - I suppose they

thought we were going straight out to

France anyway we continued our march that

night to Edgmere which was quite far

enough too with our full marching order

120 Rounds ammo full kit Blanket Water

Proof Sheet and all our Small kit So

we pulled up here for the night in a big

field and made Tea and then made

our Shelter the best we could with our

Great coats and Waterproofs anyway we did

not went much rocking wether we had any

cover or not so next morning we

had Breakfast and then Started off

again to St Albans and I dont think

there was more than a dozen men

in the Whole Battalion who fell out

with sore feet although there were 100'

who had blistered feet but the all

Stuck the march Barring about 12 men

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salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea

down Latchmere Road on to the Dreary

March to St Albans but we had Plenty of

Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park

and Picked up all the other Brigades of the

London Regts comprising the 47th Division.

From there we marched off up the Edgmere Rd

and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Route

as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers

showered money and all there Cigarettes at us

and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets

of apples and oranges. Plums for us to help

ourselves to as the War had only been on

about a week now the people of London

were mad with Excitement - I suppose they

thought we were going straight out to

France anyway we continued our march that

night to Edgmere which was quite far

enough too with our full marching order

120 Rounds ammo full kit Blanket Water

Proof Sheet and all our Small kit So

we pulled up here for the night in a big

field and made Tea and then made

our Shelter the best we could with our

Great coats and Waterproofs anyway we did

not went much rocking wether we had any

cover or not so next morning we

had Breakfast and then Started off

again to St Albans and I dont think

there was more than a dozen men

in the Whole Battalion who fell out

with sore feet although there were 100'

who had blistered feet but the all

Stuck the march Barring about 12 men


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  • January 24, 2018 02:38:58 Thomas A. Lingner

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea

    down Latchmere Road on to the Dreary

    March to St Albans but we had Plenty of

    Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park

    and Picked up all the other Brigades of the

    London Regts comprising the 47th Division.

    From there we marched off up the Edgmere Rd

    and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Route

    as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers

    showered money and all there Cigarettes at us

    and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets

    of apples and oranges. Plums for us to help

    ourselves to as the War had only been on

    about a week now the people of London

    were mad with Excitement - I suppose they

    thought we were going straight out to

    France anyway we continued our march that

    night to Edgmere which was quite far

    enough too with our full marching order

    120 Rounds ammo full kit Blanket Water

    Proof Sheet and all our Small kit So

    we pulled up here for the night in a big

    field and made Tea and then made

    our Shelter the best we could with our

    Great coats and Waterproofs anyway we did

    not went much rocking wether we had any

    cover or not so next morning we

    had Breakfast and then Started off

    again to St Albans and I dont think

    there was more than a dozen men

    in the Whole Battalion who fell out

    with sore feet although there were 100'

    who had blistered feet but the all

    Stuck the march Barring about 12 men

  • January 23, 2018 10:26:09 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers showed money and all these Cigarettes at us and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets of apples and Oranges. Plans for us to help ourselves to as the War had only been on about a week now the people of London were mad with Excitement - I suppose they thought we were going straight out to France anyway we continued our march that night to Edgware which was quite far enough too with our full marching order  120 Rounds missingfull kit Blanket Water Proof Sheet and all our Small kit So we pulled up here for the night in a big field and made Tea and then made our Shelter the best we could with our Great coats and Waterproofs anyway we did not went much mocking wether we had any cover or not so next morning we had Breakfast and then Started off again to St Albans and I dont think there was more than a dozen men in the Whole Battalion who fell out with sore feet although there were 100' who had blistered feet but the [sic!] all Stuck the march Borring about 12 more


  • January 23, 2018 10:23:26 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers showed money and all these Cigarettes at us and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets of apples and Oranges. Plans for us to help ourselves to as the War had only been on about a week now the people of London were mad with Excitement - I suppose they thought we were going straight out to France anyway we continued our march that night to Edgware which was quite far enough too with our full marching order  120 Rounds missingfull kit Blanket Water Proof Sheet and all our Small kit So we pulled up here for the night in a big field and made Tea and then made our Shelter the best we could with our Great coats and Waterproofs anyway we did not went much mocking wether we had any cover or not so next morning we had Breakfast and then Started off again to St Albans and I dont think there was more than a dozen men in the Whole 


  • January 23, 2018 10:17:49 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers showed money and all these Cigarettes at us and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets of apples and Oranges. Plans for us to help ourselves to as the War had only been on about a week now the people of London were mad with Excitement - I suppose they thought we were going straight out to France anyway we continued our march that night to Edgware which was quite far enough too with our full marching order  120 Rounds missingfull kit Blanket Water Proof Sheet and all our Small kit So we pulled up here for the night in a big field and made Tea and then made our Shelter


  • January 23, 2018 10:11:47 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers showed money and all these Cigarettes at us and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets of apples and Oranges. Plans for us to help ourselves to as the War had only been on about a week now the people of London were mad with Excitement - I suppose they thought we were going straight out to France anyway we continued our march that night to Edgware which was quite far enough


  • January 23, 2018 10:08:59 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers showed money and all these Cigarettes at us and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets of apples and Oranges. Plans for us to help ourselves to as the War 


  • January 23, 2018 10:05:43 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the Passengers showed money and all these Cigarettes at us and all Greengrocers Shops Put out Baskets of apples and Oranges.


  • January 23, 2018 10:03:30 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road as all the Busses came Passed us the


  • January 23, 2018 09:24:28 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had a Proper Royal Time on the Road.


  • January 23, 2018 09:09:37 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division. From there we marched off up the Edgware Rd and we had 


  • January 23, 2018 09:08:16 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  Plenty of Life on the Roads we halted in Hyde Park and Piched up all the other Brigades of the London Regts comprising the 47th Division.


  • January 23, 2018 09:05:27 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and alderman of Battersea down Latchwere Road on to the Dreary March to St Albans but we had  plenty of life 


  • January 23, 2018 09:03:41 Victoria Frâncu

    salute the Mayor and 


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