Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 22

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and smash in by shell Fire as Fritz used

to shell the roads all Day it was the

second day we were here I had my First

shock as i was going down the road to

a Pump in an old Farmhouse to get some

water to make tea and close to the Pump

there was a sess Pool and Fritz sent

over a Salvo of  4 shells 3 went on the

Road and Burst just where I had Post

and one went in the Pool where I was

getting the water but it Failed to

Explode or otherwise I should have

seen no more war the chaps near I

had gone down there for water and when

they see me come out with the Biscuit

in full of water unconcerned they 

thought  it was my ghost as they made

shore I was blown up anyway we all

slept here for 2 nights our company

and then 2 Platoons were ordered up

the line 13-14 Platoons I was 15 so

had another 2 Day spend have it

was quite as bad as being in the Trenches

as you could not sleep at night as where

we laid our Heads the Bullets were

Banging against the Wall and the Star

Shells light the Barn like daylight

and made it look very Weird we had

a look round here in the Daytime

and Clamberd up into the lofts and

there were about 50 Bags of wheat

and Potato and all the Farm Produce

which had been left behind as there

were no civilians near there and we

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and smash in by shell Fire as Fritz used

to shell the roads all Day it was the

second day we were here I had my First

shock as i was going down the road to

a Pump in an old Farmhouse to get some

water to make tea and close to the Pump

there was a sess Pool and Fritz sent

over a Salvo of  4 shells 3 went on the

Road and Burst just where I had Post

and one went in the Pool where I was

getting the water but it Failed to

Explode or otherwise I should have

seen no more war the chaps near I

had gone down there for water and when

they see me come out with the Biscuit

in full of water unconcerned they 

thought  it was my ghost as they made

shore I was blown up anyway we all

slept here for 2 nights our company

and then 2 Platoons were ordered up

the line 13-14 Platoons I was 15 so

had another 2 Day spend have it

was quite as bad as being in the Trenches

as you could not sleep at night as where

we laid our Heads the Bullets were

Banging against the Wall and the Star

Shells light the Barn like daylight

and made it look very Weird we had

a look round here in the Daytime

and Clamberd up into the lofts and

there were about 50 Bags of wheat

and Potato and all the Farm Produce

which had been left behind as there

were no civilians near there and we


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  • February 1, 2018 18:59:39 Annick Rodriguez

    and smash in by shell Fire as Fritz used

    to shell the roads all Day it was the

    second day we were here I had my First

    shock as i was going down the road to

    a Pump in an old Farmhouse to get some

    water to make tea and close to the Pump

    there was a sess Pool and Fritz sent

    over a Salvo of  4 shells 3 went on the

    Road and Burst just where I had Post

    and one went in the Pool where I was

    getting the water but it Failed to

    Explode or otherwise I should have

    seen no more war the chaps near I

    had gone down there for water and when

    they see me come out with the Biscuit

    in full of water unconcerned they 

    thought  it was my ghost as they made

    shore I was blown up anyway we all

    slept here for 2 nights our company

    and then 2 Platoons were ordered up

    the line 13-14 Platoons I was 15 so

    had another 2 Day spend have it

    was quite as bad as being in the Trenches

    as you could not sleep at night as where

    we laid our Heads the Bullets were

    Banging against the Wall and the Star

    Shells light the Barn like daylight

    and made it look very Weird we had

    a look round here in the Daytime

    and Clamberd up into the lofts and

    there were about 50 Bags of wheat

    and Potato and all the Farm Produce

    which had been left behind as there

    were no civilians near there and we

  • February 1, 2018 17:57:04 Annick Rodriguez

    and smash in by shell Fire as Fritz used

    to shell the roads all Day it was the

    second day we were here I had my First

    shock as i was going down the road to

    a Pump in an old Farmhouse to get some

    water to make tea and close to the Pump

    there was a sess Pool and Fritz sent

    over a Salvo of  4 shells 3 went on the

    Road and Burst just where I had Post

    and one went in the Pool where I was

    getting the water but it Failed to

    Explode or otherwise I should have

    seen no more war the chaps near I

    had gone down there for water and when

    they see me come out with the Biscuit

    in full of water unconcerned they 

    thought  it was my ghost as they made

    shore I was blown up anyway we all

    slept here for 2 nights our company

    and then 2 Platoons were ordered up

    the line 13-14 Platoons I was 15 so

    had another 2 Day spend have it

    was quite as bad as being in the Trenches

    as you could not sleep at night as where

    we laid our Heads the Bullets were

    Banging against the Wall and the Star

    Shells light the Barn like daylight

    and made it look very Weird we had

    a look round here in the 


  • February 1, 2018 17:50:09 Annick Rodriguez

    and smash in by shell Fire as Fritz used

    to shell the roads all Day it was the

    second day we were here I had my First

    shock as i was going down the road to

    a Pump in an old Farmhouse to get some

    water to make tea and close to the Pump

    there was a sess Pool and Fritz sent

    over a Salvo of  4 shells 3 went on the

    Road and Burst just where I had Post

    and one went in the Pool where I was

    getting the water but it Failed to

    Explode or otherwise I should have

    seen no more war the chaps near I

    had gone down there for water and when

    they see me come out with the Biscuit

    in full of water unconcerned they 

    thought  it was my ghost as they made

    shore I was blown up anyway we all

    slept here for 2 nights our company

    and then 2 Platoons


  • February 1, 2018 17:48:54 Annick Rodriguez

    and smash in by shell Fire as Fritz used

    to shell the roads all Day it was the

    second day we were here I had my First

    shock as i was going down the road to

    a Pump in an old Farmhouse to get some

    water to make tea and close to the Pump

    there was a sess Pool and Fritz sent

    over a Salvo of  4 shells 3 went on the

    Road and Burst just where I had Post

    and one went in the Pool where I was

    getting the water but it Failed to

    Explode or otherwise I should have

    seen no more war the chaps near I

    had gone down there for water and when



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