Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 19

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drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

very cold so I used a little more of

my French Lingo and went into a shop

as they were open Expecting to do some

business with us as we were all resting

in the Village square and the Villagers

were all lashing out of the Door as

our Brass Bans woke them all up so

I got a couple of Pair of socks out of

my Valise and had a walk round to

try and sell them to get a cup of

coffee so I went into a shop where

they were busy making coffee to serve

the chap who had got money so I ask

for 3 coffees and some Bread and

butter and it came up all right

so when she came for the money I

gave her the socks she said Trey

Bon Masuer so we were lucky again

as after waiting in the square for

about 4 Hours while the officers were

finding Billets for us we were

Eventually put in an old castle

in Ruins about 40 of us and we were

handed our food here to cook the

best way we could a tin of tea and

Sugar 6 Biscuits and a tin of Bully

and here we had our First Pay Day

in France the Paid us 5 Francs

Each so we were in clover and able

to buy a Loaf of Bread and some Eggs

a change to Bully so we had our first 

good meal in France only a scramble

to cook it breaking the Wood away

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drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

very cold so I used a little more of

my French Lingo and went into a shop

as they were open Expecting to do some

business with us as we were all resting

in the Village square and the Villagers

were all lashing out of the Door as

our Brass Bans woke them all up so

I got a couple of Pair of socks out of

my Valise and had a walk round to

try and sell them to get a cup of

coffee so I went into a shop where

they were busy making coffee to serve

the chap who had got money so I ask

for 3 coffees and some Bread and

butter and it came up all right

so when she came for the money I

gave her the socks she said Trey

Bon Masuer so we were lucky again

as after waiting in the square for

about 4 Hours while the officers were

finding Billets for us we were

Eventually put in an old castle

in Ruins about 40 of us and we were

handed our food here to cook the

best way we could a tin of tea and

Sugar 6 Biscuits and a tin of Bully

and here we had our First Pay Day

in France the Paid us 5 Francs

Each so we were in clover and able

to buy a Loaf of Bread and some Eggs

a change to Bully so we had our first 

good meal in France only a scramble

to cook it breaking the Wood away


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  • February 1, 2018 17:18:52 Annick Rodriguez

    drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

    very cold so I used a little more of

    my French Lingo and went into a shop

    as they were open Expecting to do some

    business with us as we were all resting

    in the Village square and the Villagers

    were all lashing out of the Door as

    our Brass Bans woke them all up so

    I got a couple of Pair of socks out of

    my Valise and had a walk round to

    try and sell them to get a cup of

    coffee so I went into a shop where

    they were busy making coffee to serve

    the chap who had got money so I ask

    for 3 coffees and some Bread and

    butter and it came up all right

    so when she came for the money I

    gave her the socks she said Trey

    Bon Masuer so we were lucky again

    as after waiting in the square for

    about 4 Hours while the officers were

    finding Billets for us we were

    Eventually put in an old castle

    in Ruins about 40 of us and we were

    handed our food here to cook the

    best way we could a tin of tea and

    Sugar 6 Biscuits and a tin of Bully

    and here we had our First Pay Day

    in France the Paid us 5 Francs

    Each so we were in clover and able

    to buy a Loaf of Bread and some Eggs

    a change to Bully so we had our first 

    good meal in France only a scramble

    to cook it breaking the Wood away

  • February 1, 2018 17:16:09 Annick Rodriguez

    drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

    very cold so I used a little more of

    my French Lingo and went into a shop

    as they were open Expecting to do some

    business with us as we were all resting

    in the Village square and the Villagers

    were all lashing out of the Door as

    our Brass Bans woke them all up so

    I got a couple of Pair of socks out of

    my Valise and had a walk round to

    try and sell them to get a cup of

    coffee so I went into a shop where

    they were busy making coffee to serve

    the chap who had got money so I ask

    for 3 coffees and some Bread and

    butter and it came up all right

    so when she came for the money I

    gave her the socks she said Trey

    Bon Masuer so we were lucky again

    as after waiting in the square for

    about 4 Hours while the officers were

    finding Billets for us we were

    Eventually put in an old castle

    in Ruins about 40 of us and we were

    handed our food here to cook the


  • February 1, 2018 16:48:58 Annick Rodriguez

    drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

    very cold so I used a little more of

    my French Lingo and went into a shop

    as they were open Expecting to do some

    business with us as we were all resting

    in the Village square and the Villagers

    were all lashing out of the Door as

    our Brass Bans woke them all up so

    I got a couple of Pair of socks out of

    my Valise and had a walk round to

    try and sell them to get a cup of

    coffee so I went into a shop where

    they were busy making coffee to serve

    the chap who had got money so I ask

    for 3 coffees and some Bread and

    butter and it came up all right

    so when she came for the money I

    gave her the socks she said Trey

    Bon Masuer so we were lucky again

    as after waiting in the square for



  • February 1, 2018 16:47:53 Annick Rodriguez

    drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

    very cold so I used a little more of

    my French Lingo and went into a shop

    as they were open Expecting to do some

    business with us as we were all resting

    in the Village square and the Villagers

    were all lashing out of the Door as

    our Brass Bans woke them all up so

    I got a couple of Pair of socks out of

    my Valise and had a walk round to

    try and sell them to get a cup of

    coffee so I went into a shop where

    they were busy making coffee to serve

    the chap who had got money so I ask

    for 3 coffees and some Bread and



  • February 1, 2018 16:46:06 Annick Rodriguez

    drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

    very cold so I used a little more of

    my French Lingo and went into a shop

    as they were open Expecting to do some

    business with us as we were all resting

    in the Village square and the Villagers

    were all lashing out of the Door as

    our Brass Bans woke them all up so

    I got a couple of Pair of socks out of



  • February 1, 2018 16:41:50 Annick Rodriguez

    drop of Tea or something Hot as it was

    very cold so I used a little more of

    my French Lingo and went into a shop

    as they were open Expecting to do some

    business with us as we were all resting



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    Mons, Belgium

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