Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 21

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anyway we were glad to get away from here

if only to get away from the Bats as when

you woke up in the night you could feel

there cold Feet walking  over your face

so we went on another 25 Kilo March

to a Place called La Bouviere and

it was getting very near the line

now as we could here the gun Fire

much Blainer even Machine gun Fire

we were Lucky enough to be billeted

here about 2 Weeks attached to a

Farm in the Barn where we could

win a lot of Eggs as the Fowls used

to lay there egg on our beds of

Straw and we very often came back

at Dinner time and Found a few

do that helped  to digest our bully

and biscuits from here our Brigade

started moving up the line one

Batalion every 3 or 4 Days it soon

came to our turn and we marched

another 20 kilos to the line by

way of Bethune up to a Part of the

line called Richburg Le Vue just to

the Right of Neuve Chappel and we were

put in some Barns here we were now

within Bullet Range as when we got

in our Barns the snipers Bullets

from the Line whizzed Past our Ears

it was getting very uncomfortably close 

and they were Dropping a few shells

on the Roads now we were about a

1000 yds from the Front line and the

Barns we were in properly Tumbled


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anyway we were glad to get away from here

if only to get away from the Bats as when

you woke up in the night you could feel

there cold Feet walking  over your face

so we went on another 25 Kilo March

to a Place called La Bouviere and

it was getting very near the line

now as we could here the gun Fire

much Blainer even Machine gun Fire

we were Lucky enough to be billeted

here about 2 Weeks attached to a

Farm in the Barn where we could

win a lot of Eggs as the Fowls used

to lay there egg on our beds of

Straw and we very often came back

at Dinner time and Found a few

do that helped  to digest our bully

and biscuits from here our Brigade

started moving up the line one

Batalion every 3 or 4 Days it soon

came to our turn and we marched

another 20 kilos to the line by

way of Bethune up to a Part of the

line called Richburg Le Vue just to

the Right of Neuve Chappel and we were

put in some Barns here we were now

within Bullet Range as when we got

in our Barns the snipers Bullets

from the Line whizzed Past our Ears

it was getting very uncomfortably close 

and they were Dropping a few shells

on the Roads now we were about a

1000 yds from the Front line and the

Barns we were in properly Tumbled



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  • February 1, 2018 17:44:30 Annick Rodriguez

    anyway we were glad to get away from here

    if only to get away from the Bats as when

    you woke up in the night you could feel

    there cold Feet walking  over your face

    so we went on another 25 Kilo March

    to a Place called La Bouviere and

    it was getting very near the line

    now as we could here the gun Fire

    much Blainer even Machine gun Fire

    we were Lucky enough to be billeted

    here about 2 Weeks attached to a

    Farm in the Barn where we could

    win a lot of Eggs as the Fowls used

    to lay there egg on our beds of

    Straw and we very often came back

    at Dinner time and Found a few

    do that helped  to digest our bully

    and biscuits from here our Brigade

    started moving up the line one

    Batalion every 3 or 4 Days it soon

    came to our turn and we marched

    another 20 kilos to the line by

    way of Bethune up to a Part of the

    line called Richburg Le Vue just to

    the Right of Neuve Chappel and we were

    put in some Barns here we were now

    within Bullet Range as when we got

    in our Barns the snipers Bullets

    from the Line whizzed Past our Ears

    it was getting very uncomfortably close 

    and they were Dropping a few shells

    on the Roads now we were about a

    1000 yds from the Front line and the

    Barns we were in properly Tumbled


  • February 1, 2018 17:37:06 Annick Rodriguez

    anyway we were glad to get away from here

    if only to get away from the Bats as when

    you woke up in the night you could feel

    there cold Feet walking  over your face

    so we went on another 25 Kilo March

    to a Place called La Bouviere and

    it was getting very near the line

    now as we could here the gun Fire

    much Blainer even Machine gun Fire

    we were Lucky enough to be billeted

    here about 2 Weeks attached to a

    Farm in the Barn where we could

    win a lot of Eggs as the Fowls used

    to lay there egg on our beds of

    Straw and we very often came back

    at Dinner time and Found a few

    do that helped  to digest our bully

    and biscuits from here our Brigade

    started moving up the line one

    Batalion every 3 or 4 Days it soon

    came to our turn and we marched

    another 20 kilos to the line by

    way of Bethune up to a Part of the

    line called



  • February 1, 2018 17:36:25 Annick Rodriguez

    anyway we were glad to get away from here

    if only to get away from the Bats as when

    you woke up in the night you could feel

    there cold Feet walking  over your face

    so we went on another 25 Kilo March

    to a Place called La Bouviere and

    it was getting very near the line

    now as we could here the gun Fire

    much Blainer even Machine gun Fire

    we were Lucky enough to be billeted

    here about 2 Weeks attached to a

    Farm in the Barn where we could

    win a lot of Eggs as the Fowls used

    to lay there egg on our beds of

    Straw and we very often came back

    at Dinner time and Found a few

    do that helped  to digest our bully

    and biscuits from here our Brigade

    started moving up the line one

    Batalion every 3 or 4 Days it soon

    came to our turn and we marched



  • February 1, 2018 17:33:44 Annick Rodriguez

    anyway we were glad to get away from here

    if only to get away from the Bats as when

    you woke up in the night you could feel

    there cold Feet walking  over your face

    so we went on another 25 Kilo March

    to a Place called La Bouviere and

    it was getting very near the line

    now as we could here the gun Fire

    much Blainer even Machine gun Fire

    we were Lucky enough to be billeted


  • February 1, 2018 17:31:54 Annick Rodriguez

    anyway we were glad to get away from here

    if only to get away from the Bats as when

    you woke up in the night you could feel

    there cold Feet walking  over your face

    so we went on another 25 Kilo March

    to a Place called La Bouviere and

    it was getting very near the line

    now as we could here the gun Fire

    much 


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    Mons, Belgium

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