Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 11

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Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the

first by The King then Lord Roberts

just before he went to France and Died there.

Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary

Inspections by our own Generals by this time

were were getting a smart Body of men our

Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all

ready for France or anywhere they should

require us we were back here about 3 Weeks

and then we went to Luton I don't no

whether they marched us have to Spend our

Christmas but we did we came here to do

our field firing course at Dunstable

on the Downs but we also had to do

field Days Night Operations etc Still

Also supply about a Dozen Different Guards

a Day Water Works Bridges Gas Works

Water Towers and General Headquarters Luton missing 

it was have that I first got into Trouble

it happened that we were having an Inspection

on the Luton footbal ground by one of

the Generals and I was very funny all the

morning up to my same old larks waiting

for the Inspection and these Generals do

keep you waiting a While on these jobs

it so happened that it was our company

day for supplying the guards food all

the Light Duty men and Fatigue men used

to be told off to take these Rations

between them as soon as we went on Parade

but our Sergeant forgot all about it

anyway we marched Back to our Street were we

were Billeted and someone reminded the 

Sergeant that the Various Guards had not

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Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the

first by The King then Lord Roberts

just before he went to France and Died there.

Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary

Inspections by our own Generals by this time

were were getting a smart Body of men our

Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all

ready for France or anywhere they should

require us we were back here about 3 Weeks

and then we went to Luton I don't no

whether they marched us have to Spend our

Christmas but we did we came here to do

our field firing course at Dunstable

on the Downs but we also had to do

field Days Night Operations etc Still

Also supply about a Dozen Different Guards

a Day Water Works Bridges Gas Works

Water Towers and General Headquarters Luton missing 

it was have that I first got into Trouble

it happened that we were having an Inspection

on the Luton footbal ground by one of

the Generals and I was very funny all the

morning up to my same old larks waiting

for the Inspection and these Generals do

keep you waiting a While on these jobs

it so happened that it was our company

day for supplying the guards food all

the Light Duty men and Fatigue men used

to be told off to take these Rations

between them as soon as we went on Parade

but our Sergeant forgot all about it

anyway we marched Back to our Street were we

were Billeted and someone reminded the 

Sergeant that the Various Guards had not


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  • February 7, 2018 03:00:36 Thomas A. Lingner

    Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the

    first by The King then Lord Roberts

    just before he went to France and Died there.

    Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary

    Inspections by our own Generals by this time

    were were getting a smart Body of men our

    Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all

    ready for France or anywhere they should

    require us we were back here about 3 Weeks

    and then we went to Luton I don't no

    whether they marched us have to Spend our

    Christmas but we did we came here to do

    our field firing course at Dunstable

    on the Downs but we also had to do

    field Days Night Operations etc Still

    Also supply about a Dozen Different Guards

    a Day Water Works Bridges Gas Works

    Water Towers and General Headquarters Luton missing 

    it was have that I first got into Trouble

    it happened that we were having an Inspection

    on the Luton footbal ground by one of

    the Generals and I was very funny all the

    morning up to my same old larks waiting

    for the Inspection and these Generals do

    keep you waiting a While on these jobs

    it so happened that it was our company

    day for supplying the guards food all

    the Light Duty men and Fatigue men used

    to be told off to take these Rations

    between them as soon as we went on Parade

    but our Sergeant forgot all about it

    anyway we marched Back to our Street were we

    were Billeted and someone reminded the 

    Sergeant that the Various Guards had not

  • February 7, 2018 02:59:59 Thomas A. Lingner

    Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the

    first by The King then Lord Roberts

    just before he went to France and Died there.

    Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary

    Inspections by our own Generals by this time

    were were getting a smart Body of men our

    Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all

    ready for France or anywhere they should

    require us we were back here about 3 Weeks

    and then we went to Luton I don't no

    whether they marched us have to Spend our

    Christmas but we did we came here to do

    our field firing course at Dunstable

    on the Downs but we also had to do

    field Days Night Operations etc Still

    Also supply about a Dozen Different Guards

    a Day Water Works Bridges Gas Works

    Water Towers and General Headquarter Luton missing 

    it was have that I first got into Trouble

    it happened that we were having an Inspection

    on the Luton footbal ground by one of

    the Generals and I was very funny all the

    morning up to my same old larks waiting

    for the Inspection and these Generals do

    keep you waiting a While on these jobs

    it so happened that it was our company

    day for supplying the guards food all

    the Light Duty men and Fatigue men used

    to be told off to take these Rations

    between them as soon as we went on Parade

    but our Sergeant forgot all about it

    anyway we marched Back to our Street were we

    were Billeted and someone reminded the 

    Sergeant that the Various Guards had not


  • January 23, 2018 17:25:53 Victoria Frâncu

    Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the first by The King then Lord Roberts just before he went to France and Died there. Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary Inspections by our own Generals by this time were were getting a smart Body of men our Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all ready for France or anywhere they should reprise us we were back have about 3 Weeks and then we went to London I don't no whether they marched us have to Spend our Christmas but we did we came here to do our field firing cause at Dunnstable on the Down but we also had to do field Days Night Operations etc Still Also supply about a Dozen Different Guns in a Day Water Works Bridges Gas Works Water Towers and General Headquarter Luton missing it was have that I first got into Trouble it happened that we were having an Inspection on the Luton footbal ground by one of the Generals and I was very funny all the morning up to my same old missing waiting for the Inspection and these Generals do keep you waiting a While on these jobs it so happened that it was our company day for supplying the Generals food all the Sight Duty men and missing men used to be told off to take thesemissing between them as soon as we went on Parade but our Sergeant forgot all about it anyway we marched Back to our Street were we were Billated and someone nominated the Sergeant that the missing Guards had not


  • January 23, 2018 17:09:42 Victoria Frâncu

    Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the first by The King then Lord Roberts just before he went to France and Died there. Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary Inspections by our own Generals by this time were were getting a smart Body of men our Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all ready for France or anywhere they should reprise us we were back have about 3 Weeks and then we went to London I dont no whether they marched us have to Spend our Christmas but we did we came here to do our field firing cause at Dunnstable on the Down but we also had to do field Days Night Operations etc Still Also supply about a Dozen Different Guns in a Day Water Works Bridges Gas Works Water Towers and General Headquarter Luton missing


  • January 23, 2018 17:01:14 Victoria Frâncu

    Round of Inspections in Goranbury Park the first by The King then Lord Roberts just before he went to France and Died there. Sir Ian Hamilton and a few ordinary Inspections by our own Generals by this time were were getting a smart Body of men our Battalion was over 1000 Strong now all ready for France or anywhere they should reprise us we were back have about 3 Weeks and then we went to London I dont no whether they marched us


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    Mons, Belgium

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Nov, 1914
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  • Western Front




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