Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 10

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But it was not in the billet were I got my fun

it was in the village I incidentally was the fool

of the Battalion I think every Battalion had

at least one fool and I was ours I used to

borrow different make ups one day I borrowed

a Clergymans outfit and went to the village

chapel which served as a Billet for 20 men

but the Pulpit and Books were all there as

on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel

our men had to clear out so I made up as a

Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and

I went to the Chapel one morning when we

were not on Digging owing to a rather wet

day and I went straight to the Pulpit

and one of the soldiers I ask to play the

Organ which was a small one as they did

not no who I was I had such a good make

up with a false Charley Chaplin moustache so I

read the Lessons and then suggested

an Hymn which they all joined the

Hymn I suggested was Ho where is my Boy

Tonight after a Little Preaching

Something I made up myself about the

Twinkling of a Little Bell and Banged

my Entrenching Tool Handle as the Bell

then someone rumbled Who it was

didnt I have to fly out of that chapel

it was days before they could forget

that Little Escapade but that was

only one of my larks well we were very

soon to leave here and go back to

St Albans again about the First Week

in November 1914 We got back there

and from the next fortnight it was one long

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But it was not in the billet were I got my fun

it was in the village I incidentally was the fool

of the Battalion I think every Battalion had

at least one fool and I was ours I used to

borrow different make ups one day I borrowed

a Clergymans outfit and went to the village

chapel which served as a Billet for 20 men

but the Pulpit and Books were all there as

on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel

our men had to clear out so I made up as a

Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and

I went to the Chapel one morning when we

were not on Digging owing to a rather wet

day and I went straight to the Pulpit

and one of the soldiers I ask to play the

Organ which was a small one as they did

not no who I was I had such a good make

up with a false Charley Chaplin moustache so I

read the Lessons and then suggested

an Hymn which they all joined the

Hymn I suggested was Ho where is my Boy

Tonight after a Little Preaching

Something I made up myself about the

Twinkling of a Little Bell and Banged

my Entrenching Tool Handle as the Bell

then someone rumbled Who it was

didnt I have to fly out of that chapel

it was days before they could forget

that Little Escapade but that was

only one of my larks well we were very

soon to leave here and go back to

St Albans again about the First Week

in November 1914 We got back there

and from the next fortnight it was one long


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  • February 7, 2018 02:51:13 Thomas A. Lingner

    But it was not in the billet were I got my fun

    it was in the village I incidentally was the fool

    of the Battalion I think every Battalion had

    at least one fool and I was ours I used to

    borrow different make ups one day I borrowed

    a Clergymans outfit and went to the village

    chapel which served as a Billet for 20 men

    but the Pulpit and Books were all there as

    on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel

    our men had to clear out so I made up as a

    Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and

    I went to the Chapel one morning when we

    were not on Digging owing to a rather wet

    day and I went straight to the Pulpit

    and one of the soldiers I ask to play the

    Organ which was a small one as they did

    not no who I was I had such a good make

    up with a false Charley Chaplin moustache so I

    read the Lessons and then suggested

    an Hymn which they all joined the

    Hymn I suggested was Ho where is my Boy

    Tonight after a Little Preaching

    Something I made up myself about the

    Twinkling of a Little Bell and Banged

    my Entrenching Tool Handle as the Bell

    then someone rumbled Who it was

    didnt I have to fly out of that chapel

    it was days before they could forget

    that Little Escapade but that was

    only one of my larks well we were very

    soon to leave here and go back to

    St Albans again about the First Week

    in November 1914 We got back there

    and from the next fortnight it was one long

  • January 23, 2018 16:47:41 Victoria Frâncu

    But it was not in the missing were I got my missing it was in the village I incidentally was the fool of the Battalion I think every Battalion had at least one fool and I was ours I used to borrow different make ups one day I borrowed a Clergymans outfit and went to the village chapel which served as a Billet for 20 man but the Pulpit and Books were all there as on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel our men had to clear out so I made up as a Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and I went to the Chapel one morning when we were not on Digging owing to a rather wet day and I went straight to the Pulpit and one of the soldiers I ask to play the Organ which was a small one as they did not no who I was I had such a good make up with a false Charley Chaplin moustache so I read the Lessons and then suggested a Hymn which they all joined. The Hymn I suggested was Nowhere is my Boy Tonight after a Little Preaching Something I made up myself about the Twinkling of a Little Bell and Banged my Entrenching Tool Handle as the Bell then someone rumbled Who it was didnțt I have to fly out of that chapel it was days before they could forget that Little Escapade but that was only one of my tasks well we were very soon to leave here and go back to St Albans again about the First Week in November 1914 We got back there and from the most missing it was one Song


  • January 23, 2018 16:42:13 Victoria Frâncu

    But it was not in the missing were I got my missing it was in the village I incidentally was the fool of the Battalion I think every Battalion had at least one fool and I was ours I used to borrow different make ups one day I borrowed a Clergymans outfit and went to the village chapel which served as a Billet for 20 man but the Pulpit and Books were all there as on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel our men had to clear out so I made up as a Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and I went to the Chapel one morning when we were not on Digging owing to a rather wet day and I went straight to the Pulpit and one of the soldiers I ask to play the Organ which was a small one as they did not no who I was I had such a good make up with a false Charley Chaplin moustache so I read the Lessons and then suggested a Hymn which they all joined. The Hymn I suggested was Nowhere is my Boy Tonight after a Little Preaching Something I made up myself about the Twinkling of a Little Bell and Banged my Entrenching Tool Handle as the Bell then someone rumbled who it was


  • January 23, 2018 16:41:00 Victoria Frâncu

    But it was not in the missing were I got my missing it was in the village I incidentally was the fool of the Battalion I think every Battalion had at least one fool and I was ours I used to borrow different make ups one day I borrowed a Clergymans outfit and went to the village chapel which served as a Billet for 20 man but the Pulpit and Books were all there as on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel our men had to clear out so I made up as a Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and I went to the Chapel one morning when we were not on Digging owing to a rather wet day and I went straight to the Pulpit and one of the soldiers I ask to play the Organ which was a small one as they did not no who I was I had such a good make up with a false Charley Chaplin moustache so I read the Lessons and then suggested a Hymn which they all joined. The Hymn I suggested was Nowhere is my Boy Tonight after a Little Preaching Something I made up myself about the Twinkling of a Little Bell and Banged my 


  • January 23, 2018 16:36:14 Victoria Frâncu

    But it was not in the missing were I got my missing it was in the village I incidentally was the fool of the Battalion I think every Battalion had at least one fool and I was ours I used to borrow different make ups one day I borrowed a Clergymans outfit and went to the village chapel which served as a Billet for 20 man but the Pulpit and Books were all there as on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel our men had to clear out so I made up as a Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and I went to the Chapel one morning when we were not on Digging owing to a rather wet day and I went straight to the Pulpit and one of the soldiers I ask to play the Organ which was a small one as they did not no who I was I had such a good make up with a false 


  • January 23, 2018 16:35:18 Victoria Frâncu

    But it was not in the missing were I got my missing it was in the village I incidentally was the fool of the Battalion I think every Battalion had at least one fool and I was ours I used to borrow different make ups one day I borrowed a Clergymans outfit and went to the village chapel which served as a Billet for 20 man but the Pulpit and Books were all there as on Sundays when the villagers went to chapel our men had to clear out so I made up as a Clergyman or Parson as you might call me and I went to the Chapel one morning when we were not on Digging owing to a rather wet day and I went straight to the Pulpit and one of the soldiers I ask to play the Organ which was a small one


  • January 23, 2018 16:29:12 Victoria Frâncu

    But it was not in the missing were I got my missing it was in the village I incidentally was the fool of the Battalion I think every Battalion had at least one fool and I was ours I used to borrow different make ups one day I borrowed a Clergymans outfit and went to the village


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Nov, 1914
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  • Western Front




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