Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 30

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just like a statue which had Fallen Down

and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

as clean Broken as if it had been a large

Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

and buried the Back of our Barn his

Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

 in the line we moved of Back for a 

Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

we had another Pay Day and had a sample

of French Wine and some Bread by way of

a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

and a change of clothing which out French

life into us after our first experience of

the Line

         Battle of Festabert

Whilst we were here we had order to proceed

to the Line again on the same Sector as

we came out of up again to our old Billet

we had come out of another 8 Days 4 in

the Line and 4 out while we were up here we

had a very tiresome job this happened the

night before the Battle which was on May 9th

we had to carry all the Amunition and

scaling Ladders for the over the top and I

think we done a very silly thing as we had

to carry the Ladders up the Line most

Part of the way in Daylight and we had to

make about 3 Trips but we did not have

to go over the Top in the morning we were

only in reserve anyway the silly thing we

Done was to let the Germans see what we

were up to by carrying the Ladder up in

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just like a statue which had Fallen Down

and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

as clean Broken as if it had been a large

Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

and buried the Back of our Barn his

Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

 in the line we moved of Back for a 

Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

we had another Pay Day and had a sample

of French Wine and some Bread by way of

a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

and a change of clothing which out French

life into us after our first experience of

the Line

         Battle of Festabert

Whilst we were here we had order to proceed

to the Line again on the same Sector as

we came out of up again to our old Billet

we had come out of another 8 Days 4 in

the Line and 4 out while we were up here we

had a very tiresome job this happened the

night before the Battle which was on May 9th

we had to carry all the Amunition and

scaling Ladders for the over the top and I

think we done a very silly thing as we had

to carry the Ladders up the Line most

Part of the way in Daylight and we had to

make about 3 Trips but we did not have

to go over the Top in the morning we were

only in reserve anyway the silly thing we

Done was to let the Germans see what we

were up to by carrying the Ladder up in


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  • February 2, 2018 17:53:01 Annick Rodriguez

    just like a statue which had Fallen Down

    and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

    and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

    as clean Broken as if it had been a large

    Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

    and buried the Back of our Barn his

    Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

    a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

     in the line we moved of Back for a 

    Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

    we had another Pay Day and had a sample

    of French Wine and some Bread by way of

    a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

    and a change of clothing which out French

    life into us after our first experience of

    the Line

             Battle of Festabert

    Whilst we were here we had order to proceed

    to the Line again on the same Sector as

    we came out of up again to our old Billet

    we had come out of another 8 Days 4 in

    the Line and 4 out while we were up here we

    had a very tiresome job this happened the

    night before the Battle which was on May 9th

    we had to carry all the Amunition and

    scaling Ladders for the over the top and I

    think we done a very silly thing as we had

    to carry the Ladders up the Line most

    Part of the way in Daylight and we had to

    make about 3 Trips but we did not have

    to go over the Top in the morning we were

    only in reserve anyway the silly thing we

    Done was to let the Germans see what we

    were up to by carrying the Ladder up in

  • February 2, 2018 17:49:07 Annick Rodriguez

    just like a statue which had Fallen Down

    and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

    and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

    as clean Broken as if it had been a large

    Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

    and buried the Back of our Barn his

    Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

    a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

     in the line we moved of Back for a 

    Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

    we had another Pay Day and had a sample

    of French Wine and some Bread by way of

    a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

    and a change of clothing which out French

    life into us after our first experience of

    the Line

             Battle of Festabert

    Whilst we were here we had order to proceed

    to the Line again on the same Sector as

    we came out of up again to our old Billet

    we had come out of another 8 Days 4 in

    the Line and 4 out while we were up here we

    had a very tiresome job this happened the

    night before the Battle which was on May 9th

    we had to carry all the Amunition and

    scaling Ladders for the over the top and I

    think we done a very silly thing as we had

    to carry the Ladders up the Line most

    Part of the way in Daylight and we had to

    make about 3 Trips but we did not have

    to go


  • February 2, 2018 17:48:19 Annick Rodriguez

    just like a statue which had Fallen Down

    and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

    and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

    as clean Broken as if it had been a large

    Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

    and buried the Back of our Barn his

    Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

    a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

     in the line we moved of Back for a 

    Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

    we had another Pay Day and had a sample

    of French Wine and some Bread by way of

    a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

    and a change of clothing which out French

    life into us after our first experience of

    the Line

             Battle of Festabert

    Whilst we were here we had order to proceed

    to the Line again on the same Sector as

    we came out of up again to our old Billet

    we had come out of another 8 Days 4 in

    the Line and 4 out while we were up here we

    had a very tiresome job this happened the

    night before the Battle which was on May 9th

    we had to carry all the Amunition and

    scaling Ladders for the over the top and I

    think we done a very silly thing as we had


  • February 2, 2018 17:47:32 Annick Rodriguez

    just like a statue which had Fallen Down

    and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

    and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

    as clean Broken as if it had been a large

    Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

    and buried the Back of our Barn his

    Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

    a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

     in the line we moved of Back for a 

    Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

    we had another Pay Day and had a sample

    of French Wine and some Bread by way of

    a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

    and a change of clothing which out French

    life into us after our first experience of

    the Line

             Battle of Festabert

    Whilst we were here we had order to proceed

    to the Line again on the same Sector as

    we came out of up again to our old Billet

    we had come out of another 8 Days 4 in

    the Line and 4 out while we were up here we

    had a very tiresome job this happened the


  • February 2, 2018 17:45:37 Annick Rodriguez

    just like a statue which had Fallen Down

    and got Broken in 5 Places Half leg off

    and Arms and Piece of other leg and all

    as clean Broken as if it had been a large

    Doll Broken well soon got him sowed up

    and buried the Back of our Barn his

    Mother sent as a Chaple Magazine with

    a Fire Plate of him. After another 4 Days

     in the line we moved of Back for a 

    Rest to a Place called Oblingham where

    we had another Pay Day and had a sample

    of French Wine and some Bread by way of

    a change and a Bath in the Mines Hare

    and a change of clothing which out French

    life into us after our first experience of

    the Line


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    Mons, Belgium

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