Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 8

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Training commons

When we arrived in St Albans we had another

Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turn out

to see us we marched into the County Hall

which was to be our Headquarters whilst we

we there have we had our feet seen to by

the Doctor and had Dinner and then we

had to go into Billets which were Private

Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate

as I Clicked a very Poor Billet our company

happened to click a very Poor Street but

most of them managed to get a room with

a bed in it but I got into a House were

I did not even have a mattress so 2 other

chaps and myself had to lay on the floor.

After leaving our beds it got a little bit

hard but I soon got used to it after

being here about a week in which time I

was laid up with bad feet we started a

very Strenuous Training as we did not no

from one day to the other we were going to

be called upon for France as our army at

this time were having some fierce

fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat

the first Performance was Vaccination which

laid me up for another Week I had the arm

of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith

might have been envious of after that

Tyfoid Fever which was a good stunt as

it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe

us to be done by offering us 48 Hours Leave

with the First Dose and the same with

with the Second dose well you can bet I 

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Training commons

When we arrived in St Albans we had another

Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turn out

to see us we marched into the County Hall

which was to be our Headquarters whilst we

we there have we had our feet seen to by

the Doctor and had Dinner and then we

had to go into Billets which were Private

Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate

as I Clicked a very Poor Billet our company

happened to click a very Poor Street but

most of them managed to get a room with

a bed in it but I got into a House were

I did not even have a mattress so 2 other

chaps and myself had to lay on the floor.

After leaving our beds it got a little bit

hard but I soon got used to it after

being here about a week in which time I

was laid up with bad feet we started a

very Strenuous Training as we did not no

from one day to the other we were going to

be called upon for France as our army at

this time were having some fierce

fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat

the first Performance was Vaccination which

laid me up for another Week I had the arm

of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith

might have been envious of after that

Tyfoid Fever which was a good stunt as

it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe

us to be done by offering us 48 Hours Leave

with the First Dose and the same with

with the Second dose well you can bet I 


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  • January 24, 2018 02:47:07 Thomas A. Lingner

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another

    Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turn out

    to see us we marched into the County Hall

    which was to be our Headquarters whilst we

    we there have we had our feet seen to by

    the Doctor and had Dinner and then we

    had to go into Billets which were Private

    Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate

    as I Clicked a very Poor Billet our company

    happened to click a very Poor Street but

    most of them managed to get a room with

    a bed in it but I got into a House were

    I did not even have a mattress so 2 other

    chaps and myself had to lay on the floor.

    After leaving our beds it got a little bit

    hard but I soon got used to it after

    being here about a week in which time I

    was laid up with bad feet we started a

    very Strenuous Training as we did not no

    from one day to the other we were going to

    be called upon for France as our army at

    this time were having some fierce

    fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat

    the first Performance was Vaccination which

    laid me up for another Week I had the arm

    of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith

    might have been envious of after that

    Tyfoid Fever which was a good stunt as

    it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe

    us to be done by offering us 48 Hours Leave

    with the First Dose and the same with

    with the Second dose well you can bet I 

  • January 23, 2018 10:54:21 Victoria Frâncu

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turned out to see us we marched into the County Hall which was to be our Headquarters whilst we we there have we had our feet seen to by the Doctor and had Dinner and then we had to go into Billets which were Private Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate as I Cliched a very Poor Billet our company happened to clich a very PoorStreet but most of them managed to get a room with a bed in it but I got into a House were I did not even have a mattress so 2 others chaps and myself had to lay on the floor. After leaving our beds it got a little bit hard but I soon got used to it after being here about a week in which time I was laid up with bad feet we started a very Strenuous Training as we did not use from one day to the other we were going to be called upon for France as our army at this time were having some fierce fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat the first Performance was Vaccination which laid me up for another Week I had the arm of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith might have been envious of after that Tyfoid Fever which was a good start as it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe us to be done by offering us 48 Hours Leave with the First Dose and the same with with the Second dose well you can bet I 


  • January 23, 2018 10:53:51 Victoria Frâncu

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turned out to see us we marched into the County Hall which was to be our Headquarters whilst we we there have we had our feet seen to by the Doctor and had Dinner and then we had to go into Billets which were Private Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate as I Cliched a very Poor Billet our company happened to clich a very PoorStreet but most of them managed to get a room with a bed in it but I got into a House were I did not even have a mattress so 2 others chaps and myself had to lay on the floor. After leaving our beds it got a little bit hard but I soon got used to it after being here about a week in which time I was laid up with bad feet we started a very Strenuous Training as we did not use from one day to the other we were going to be called upon for France as our army at this time were having some fierce fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat the first Performance was Vaccination which laid me up for another Week I had the arm of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith might have been envious of after that Tyfoid Fever which was a good start as it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe us to be done by offering us 48 Hours Leave with the First Dose and the same with with the Second dose well you can bet I


  • January 23, 2018 10:52:02 Victoria Frâncu

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turned out to see us we marched into the County Hall which was to be our Headquarters whilst we we there have we had our feet seen to by the Doctor and had Dinner and then we had to go into Billets which were Private Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate as I Cliched a very Poor Billet our company happened to clich a very PoorStreet but most of them managed to get a room with a bed in it but I got into a House were I did not even have a mattress so 2 others chaps and myself had to lay on the floor. After leaving our beds it got a little bit hard but I soon got used to it after being here about a week in which time I was laid up with bad feet we started a very Strenuous Training as we did not use from one day to the other we were going to be called upon for France as our army at this time were having some fierce fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat the first Performance was Vaccination which laid me up for another Week I had the arm of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith might have been envious of after that Tyfoid Fever which was a good start as it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe us to be done by offering us 48 Hours Leave with the First-Dose and the 


  • January 23, 2018 10:50:14 Victoria Frâncu

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turned out to see us we marched into the County Hall which was to be our Headquarters whilst we we there have we had our feet seen to by the Doctor and had Dinner and then we had to go into Billets which were Private Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate as I Cliched a very Poor Billet our company happened to clich a very PoorStreet but most of them managed to get a room with a bed in it but I got into a House were I did not even have a mattress so 2 others chaps and myself had to lay on the floor. After leaving our beds it got a little bit hard but I soon got used to it after being here about a week in which time I was laid up with bad feet we started a very Strenuous Training as we did not use from one day to the other we were going to be called upon for France as our army at this time were having some fierce fighting and casualty in the Mons Retreat the first Performance was Vaccination which laid me up for another Week I had the arm of Jack Johnson or the Village Blacksmith might have been envious of after that Tyfoid Fever which was a good start as it was not Compulsion they had to Bribe


  • January 23, 2018 10:39:00 Victoria Frâncu

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another Royal welcome as nearly all the Town turned out to see us we marched into the County Hall which was to be our Headquarters whilst we we there have we had our feet seen to by the Doctor and had Dinner and then we had to go into Billets which were Private Houses but I happened to be one of the unfortunate as I Cliched a very Poor Billet our company happened to clich a very PoorStreet but most of them managed to get a room with a bed in it but I got into a House were I did not even have a mattress so 2 others chaps and myself had to lay on the floor. After leaving our beds 


  • January 23, 2018 10:29:29 Victoria Frâncu

    Training commons

    When we arrived in St Albans we had another Royal welcome


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Western Front




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