Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 24

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dead man we had seen so it put

the wind up us a little bit however

we started our March up to the

Trenches to recieve our Baptism of Fire

I might mention although the Front

line did not look for looking

from the Window across country we

found it was a darn long way when we

had to walk as we zig zag all

the way through miles of trenches

and shaking in every limb after seeing

this man come down killed we thought

we were all coming back the Same

and wondering what  the Trenches

were like occassionaly a Star Shell

would go up and light up all round

and down we would have to lay till

it went out as these trenches were

only about Knee Deep so you would

have to crawl through them by Day

and walk at night until a Star

Shell went up then you would here

a Machine gun Play  on us then we called

then then you would keep Passing Messages

down such as Keep quite Still Hold

your Breadth Fritz can hear you and

some of those Messages got very Funny

by the time they reached the Last Man as

we all marched in single file there

were very often a man wounded  or killed

in these stunts going up the line

as we had to step over several

casually who had got hit by the

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dead man we had seen so it put

the wind up us a little bit however

we started our March up to the

Trenches to recieve our Baptism of Fire

I might mention although the Front

line did not look for looking

from the Window across country we

found it was a darn long way when we

had to walk as we zig zag all

the way through miles of trenches

and shaking in every limb after seeing

this man come down killed we thought

we were all coming back the Same

and wondering what  the Trenches

were like occassionaly a Star Shell

would go up and light up all round

and down we would have to lay till

it went out as these trenches were

only about Knee Deep so you would

have to crawl through them by Day

and walk at night until a Star

Shell went up then you would here

a Machine gun Play  on us then we called

then then you would keep Passing Messages

down such as Keep quite Still Hold

your Breadth Fritz can hear you and

some of those Messages got very Funny

by the time they reached the Last Man as

we all marched in single file there

were very often a man wounded  or killed

in these stunts going up the line

as we had to step over several

casually who had got hit by the


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  • February 1, 2018 21:27:17 Annick Rodriguez

    dead man we had seen so it put

    the wind up us a little bit however

    we started our March up to the

    Trenches to recieve our Baptism of Fire

    I might mention although the Front

    line did not look for looking

    from the Window across country we

    found it was a darn long way when we

    had to walk as we zig zag all

    the way through miles of trenches

    and shaking in every limb after seeing

    this man come down killed we thought

    we were all coming back the Same

    and wondering what  the Trenches

    were like occassionaly a Star Shell

    would go up and light up all round

    and down we would have to lay till

    it went out as these trenches were

    only about Knee Deep so you would

    have to crawl through them by Day

    and walk at night until a Star

    Shell went up then you would here

    a Machine gun Play  on us then we called

    then then you would keep Passing Messages

    down such as Keep quite Still Hold

    your Breadth Fritz can hear you and

    some of those Messages got very Funny

    by the time they reached the Last Man as

    we all marched in single file there

    were very often a man wounded  or killed

    in these stunts going up the line

    as we had to step over several

    casually who had got hit by the

  • February 1, 2018 21:23:55 Annick Rodriguez

    dead man we had seen so it put

    the wind up us a little bit however

    we started our March up to the

    Trenches to recieve our Baptism of Fire

    I might mention although the Front

    line did not look for looking

    from the Window across country we

    found it was a darn long way when we

    had to walk as we zig zag all

    the way through miles of trenches

    and shaking in every limb after seeing

    this man come down killed we thought

    we were all coming back the Same

    and wondering what  the Trenches

    were like occassionaly a star shell

    would go up and light up all round


  • February 1, 2018 21:21:30 Annick Rodriguez

    dead man we had seen so it put

    the wind up us a little bit however

    we started our March up to the

    Trenches to recieve our Baptism of Fire

    I might mention although the Front

    line did not look for looking

    from the Window across country we


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    Mons, Belgium

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