Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 20

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from the castle to make a fire

and by this time we were able to Write

home for a cake and a tin of Milk

but they had not started arriving

yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

stay here and then we moved off

again on he March this time

it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

Next stopping place over cobbled

Roads all the way and carrying

our fall kit it was a very tiresome

March we arrived at a Place called

St Hillare another Village in the

Mining District of Northern Flanders

and here we were Put in old Barns

and the Bats oh dear it was alive

with them as soon as you laid down

at night they would be running all

over you and squeelling all night

Long and they would run along the

rafters and fall on your face we

stayed here for 4 nights having

Inspections and Parades and Making

sure we had still got our Iron Ration

Specially the Biscuits which had now

to be put together like a jig saw

puzzle o see whether they were all

there one Fellow had one short and

he got 4 Days First Field Punishment

which meant being tied to a Wagon

Wheel for 2 Hours a Day Legs and

Arms stretched out and  Tied to the

spokes of the Wheel so it made

you very careful about losing them 

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from the castle to make a fire

and by this time we were able to Write

home for a cake and a tin of Milk

but they had not started arriving

yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

stay here and then we moved off

again on he March this time

it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

Next stopping place over cobbled

Roads all the way and carrying

our fall kit it was a very tiresome

March we arrived at a Place called

St Hillare another Village in the

Mining District of Northern Flanders

and here we were Put in old Barns

and the Bats oh dear it was alive

with them as soon as you laid down

at night they would be running all

over you and squeelling all night

Long and they would run along the

rafters and fall on your face we

stayed here for 4 nights having

Inspections and Parades and Making

sure we had still got our Iron Ration

Specially the Biscuits which had now

to be put together like a jig saw

puzzle o see whether they were all

there one Fellow had one short and

he got 4 Days First Field Punishment

which meant being tied to a Wagon

Wheel for 2 Hours a Day Legs and

Arms stretched out and  Tied to the

spokes of the Wheel so it made

you very careful about losing them 


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  • February 1, 2018 17:29:35 Annick Rodriguez

    from the castle to make a fire

    and by this time we were able to Write

    home for a cake and a tin of Milk

    but they had not started arriving

    yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

    stay here and then we moved off

    again on he March this time

    it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

    Next stopping place over cobbled

    Roads all the way and carrying

    our fall kit it was a very tiresome

    March we arrived at a Place called

    St Hillare another Village in the

    Mining District of Northern Flanders

    and here we were Put in old Barns

    and the Bats oh dear it was alive

    with them as soon as you laid down

    at night they would be running all

    over you and squeelling all night

    Long and they would run along the

    rafters and fall on your face we

    stayed here for 4 nights having

    Inspections and Parades and Making

    sure we had still got our Iron Ration

    Specially the Biscuits which had now

    to be put together like a jig saw

    puzzle o see whether they were all

    there one Fellow had one short and

    he got 4 Days First Field Punishment

    which meant being tied to a Wagon

    Wheel for 2 Hours a Day Legs and

    Arms stretched out and  Tied to the

    spokes of the Wheel so it made

    you very careful about losing them 

  • February 1, 2018 17:29:17 Annick Rodriguez

    from the castle to make a fire

    and by this time we were able to Write

    home for a cake and a tin of Milk

    but they had not started arriving

    yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

    stay here and then we moved off

    again on he March this time

    it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

    Next stopping place over cobbled

    Roads all the way and carrying

    our fall kit it was a very tiresome

    March we arrived at a Place called

    St Hillare another Village in the

    Mining District of Northern Flanders

    and here we were Put in old Barns

    and the Bats oh dear it was alive

    with them as soon as you laid down

    at night they would be running all

    over you and squeelling all night

    Long and they would run along the

    rafters and fall on your face we

    stayed here for 4 nights having

    Inspections and Parades and Making

    sure we had still got our Iron Ration

    Specially the Biscuits which had now

    to be put together like a jig saw

    puzzle o see whether they were all

    there one Fellow had one short and

    he got 4 Days First Field Punishment

    which meant being tied to a Wagon

    Wheel for 2 Hours a Day Legs and

    Arms stretched out and  Tied to the

    spokes of the Wheel so it made

    you very careful about losing them


  • February 1, 2018 17:28:29 Annick Rodriguez

    from the castle to make a fire

    and by this time we were able to Write

    home for a cake and a tin of Milk

    but they had not started arriving

    yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

    stay here and then we moved off

    again on he March this time

    it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

    Next stopping place over cobbled

    Roads all the way and carrying

    our fall kit it was a very tiresome

    March we arrived at a Place called

    St Hillare another Village in the

    Mining District of Northern Flanders

    and here we were Put in old Barns

    and the Bats oh dear it was alive

    with them as soon as you laid down

    at night they would be running all

    over you and squeelling all night

    Long and they would run along the

    rafters and fall on your face we

    stayed here for 4 nights having

    Inspections and Parades an Making

    sure we had still got our Iron Ration

    Specially the Biscuits which had now

    to be put together like a jig saw

    puzzle o see whether they were all

    there one Fellow had one short and

    he got 4 Days First Field Punishment

    which meant being tied to a Wagon

    Wheel for 2 Hours a Day Legs and

    Arms stretched out and  Tied to the

    spokes of the Wheel so it made

    you very careful about losing them


  • February 1, 2018 17:24:08 Annick Rodriguez

    from the castle to make a fire

    and by this time we were able to Write

    home for a cake and a tin of Milk

    but they had not started arriving

    yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

    stay here and then we moved off

    again on he March this time

    it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

    Next stopping place over cobbled

    Roads all the way and carrying

    our fall kit it was a very tiresome

    March we arrived at a Place called

    St Hillare another Village in the

    Mining District of Northern Flanders

    and here we were Put in old Barns

    and the Bats oh dear it was alive

    with them as soon as you laid down

    at night they would be running all

    over you and squeelling all night

    Long and they would run along the


  • February 1, 2018 17:21:28 Annick Rodriguez

    from the castle to make a fire

    and by this time we were able to Write

    home for a cake and a tin of Milk

    but they had not started arriving

    yet anyway we had a Pleasant 2 Day

    stay here and then we moved off

    again on he March this time

    it was a 25 Kilometer March to the

    Next stopping place over cobbled

    Roads all the way and carrying

    our fall kit it was a very tiresome


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