Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 27

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with dead Bodys and see the Poor Fellow

Laying out in  Between the lines who

had been killed perhaps months before

as it must have been in the retreat  .from mons.. 

with some and they look just through

they were having a Sleep in Full

uniform as it was impossible to get out

to bury them and there were a couple

of Dead Cows out there as well and

Didnt they stink terrible they called

this Trench Dead Cow Farm as the

Germans advanced here they must have

been Grazing on the fields and stopped

a Bullitt or two and Every morning

and Evening at Dusk and Dawn

every man had to stand to the

Fire Step ready to charge or advance

or Beat off the German as they used

to make an Habit of attaching either

at Dusk or Dawn the French Duty here

was 2 Hours on the Fire Step and 4 Hours off

and during the off time you could snatch

a wink or two of Sleep but you never

got much Sleep as it was so cold and

your limbs ached so as you were not allowed

to take anything off and it was a Proper

Scramble to get Wood to make your Tea

there were a few old Barns at the Back

of the line and we used to scramble

up here and knock the Beans Down

and Firewood we were able to manage

to get enough to cook our food and

there were Plenty of Vegetables about

here which we could gather when it


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with dead Bodys and see the Poor Fellow

Laying out in  Between the lines who

had been killed perhaps months before

as it must have been in the retreat  .from mons.. 

with some and they look just through

they were having a Sleep in Full

uniform as it was impossible to get out

to bury them and there were a couple

of Dead Cows out there as well and

Didnt they stink terrible they called

this Trench Dead Cow Farm as the

Germans advanced here they must have

been Grazing on the fields and stopped

a Bullitt or two and Every morning

and Evening at Dusk and Dawn

every man had to stand to the

Fire Step ready to charge or advance

or Beat off the German as they used

to make an Habit of attaching either

at Dusk or Dawn the French Duty here

was 2 Hours on the Fire Step and 4 Hours off

and during the off time you could snatch

a wink or two of Sleep but you never

got much Sleep as it was so cold and

your limbs ached so as you were not allowed

to take anything off and it was a Proper

Scramble to get Wood to make your Tea

there were a few old Barns at the Back

of the line and we used to scramble

up here and knock the Beans Down

and Firewood we were able to manage

to get enough to cook our food and

there were Plenty of Vegetables about

here which we could gather when it



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  • February 2, 2018 17:05:45 Annick Rodriguez

    with dead Bodys and see the Poor Fellow

    Laying out in  Between the lines who

    had been killed perhaps months before

    as it must have been in the retreat  .from mons.. 

    with some and they look just through

    they were having a Sleep in Full

    uniform as it was impossible to get out

    to bury them and there were a couple

    of Dead Cows out there as well and

    Didnt they stink terrible they called

    this Trench Dead Cow Farm as the

    Germans advanced here they must have

    been Grazing on the fields and stopped

    a Bullitt or two and Every morning

    and Evening at Dusk and Dawn

    every man had to stand to the

    Fire Step ready to charge or advance

    or Beat off the German as they used

    to make an Habit of attaching either

    at Dusk or Dawn the French Duty here

    was 2 Hours on the Fire Step and 4 Hours off

    and during the off time you could snatch

    a wink or two of Sleep but you never

    got much Sleep as it was so cold and

    your limbs ached so as you were not allowed

    to take anything off and it was a Proper

    Scramble to get Wood to make your Tea

    there were a few old Barns at the Back

    of the line and we used to scramble

    up here and knock the Beans Down

    and Firewood we were able to manage

    to get enough to cook our food and

    there were Plenty of Vegetables about

    here which we could gather when it


  • February 1, 2018 21:55:17 Annick Rodriguez

    with dead Bodys and see the Poor Fellow

    Laying out in  Between the lines who

    had been killed perhaps months before

    as it must have been in the retreat  .from mons.. 

    with some and they look just through

    they were having a Sleep in Full

    uniform as it was impossible to get out

    to bury them and there were a couple

    of Dead Cows out there as well and

    Didnt they stink terrible they called

    this Trench Dead Cow Farm as the

    Germans advanced here they must have

    been Grazing on the fields and stopped

    a Bullitt or two and Every morning

    and Evening at Dusk and Dawn


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Story location Mons, Belgium


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5061 / 63563
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Peter John Kitteringham
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  • Western Front




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