Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 31

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Daylight the consequence were they new what

was coming off the same as us I not I felt

very sorry for all those Fellows who were

going over the top wondering  how many of

them would come back we placed the Ladders

in Position for them then we went back

a little way in some trenches near La Basse

about 3 Hours before the Fun was to comence

over Job was if they were successfull we were

to Follow on and take La Basse Lille Etc

so about 4 oclock in the Morning Sunday

by the way which was nearly always the

Day for the over the Top Business

better the Day Better the Dead I supose

we opened the Bombardment with about

600 guns wheel to wheel so there was a

Pretty fine noise for about 3 Hours and

the Dug outs we were in seemed to shake

like cradles with the Vibration and it

was almost Imposible to hear one speak

the Germans did not reply to our Fire

but about 8 oclock when our Guns ceased

fire and the Boys went over they did

catch a cold as the amunition was not

good enough to break the German Barbie

Wire the consequences  were we could not

get through and we must have Lost

100s  who got through and the Germans

were calling out the Regiment by name

as they went over casualty and did 

not gain an Inch of ground the artillery

not having enough amunition to do

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Daylight the consequence were they new what

was coming off the same as us I not I felt

very sorry for all those Fellows who were

going over the top wondering  how many of

them would come back we placed the Ladders

in Position for them then we went back

a little way in some trenches near La Basse

about 3 Hours before the Fun was to comence

over Job was if they were successfull we were

to Follow on and take La Basse Lille Etc

so about 4 oclock in the Morning Sunday

by the way which was nearly always the

Day for the over the Top Business

better the Day Better the Dead I supose

we opened the Bombardment with about

600 guns wheel to wheel so there was a

Pretty fine noise for about 3 Hours and

the Dug outs we were in seemed to shake

like cradles with the Vibration and it

was almost Imposible to hear one speak

the Germans did not reply to our Fire

but about 8 oclock when our Guns ceased

fire and the Boys went over they did

catch a cold as the amunition was not

good enough to break the German Barbie

Wire the consequences  were we could not

get through and we must have Lost

100s  who got through and the Germans

were calling out the Regiment by name

as they went over casualty and did 

not gain an Inch of ground the artillery

not having enough amunition to do


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  • February 2, 2018 21:23:24 Annick Rodriguez

    Daylight the consequence were they new what

    was coming off the same as us I not I felt

    very sorry for all those Fellows who were

    going over the top wondering  how many of

    them would come back we placed the Ladders

    in Position for them then we went back

    a little way in some trenches near La Basse

    about 3 Hours before the Fun was to comence

    over Job was if they were successfull we were

    to Follow on and take La Basse Lille Etc

    so about 4 oclock in the Morning Sunday

    by the way which was nearly always the

    Day for the over the Top Business

    better the Day Better the Dead I supose

    we opened the Bombardment with about

    600 guns wheel to wheel so there was a

    Pretty fine noise for about 3 Hours and

    the Dug outs we were in seemed to shake

    like cradles with the Vibration and it

    was almost Imposible to hear one speak

    the Germans did not reply to our Fire

    but about 8 oclock when our Guns ceased

    fire and the Boys went over they did

    catch a cold as the amunition was not

    good enough to break the German Barbie

    Wire the consequences  were we could not

    get through and we must have Lost

    100s  who got through and the Germans

    were calling out the Regiment by name

    as they went over casualty and did 

    not gain an Inch of ground the artillery

    not having enough amunition to do

  • February 2, 2018 18:00:16 Annick Rodriguez

    Daylight the consequence were they new what

    was coming off the same as us I not I felt

    very sorry for all those Fellows who were

    going over the top wondering  how many of

    them would come back we placed the Ladders

    in Position for them then we went back

    a little way in some trenches near La Basse

    about 3 Hours before the Fun was to comence

    over Job was if they were successfull we were

    to Follow on and take La Basse Lille Etc

    so about 4 oclock in the Morning Sunday

    by the way which was nearly always the

    Day for the over the Top Business

    better the Day Better the Dead I supose

    we opened the Bombardment with about

    600 guns wheel to wheel so there was a

    Pretty fine noise for about 3 Hours and

    the Dug outs we were in seemed to shake

    like cradles with the Vibration and it

    was almost Imposible to 


  • February 2, 2018 17:58:18 Annick Rodriguez

    Daylight the consequence were they new what

    was coming off the same as us I not I felt

    very sorry for all those Fellows who were

    going over the top wondering  how many of

    them would come back we placed the Ladders

    in Position for them then we went back

    a little way in some trenches near La Basse

    about 3 Hours before the Fun was to comence

    over Job was if they were successfull we were

    to Follow on and take La Basse Lille Etc

    so about 4 oclock in the Morning Sunday

    by the way which was nearly always the

    Day for the over the Top Business

    better the Day Better the Dead I supose

    we opened the Bombardment with about

    600 guns which is which so there was a

    Pretty fine noise for about 3 Hours and


  • February 2, 2018 17:56:45 Annick Rodriguez

    Daylight the consequence were they new what

    was coming off the same as us I not I felt

    very sorry for all those Fellows who were

    going over the top wondering  how many of

    them would come back we placed the Ladders

    in Position for them then we went back

    a little way in some trenches near La Basse

    about 3 Hours before the Fun was to comence

    over Job was if they were successfull we were

    to Follow on and take La Basse Lille Etc

    so about 4 oclock in the Morning Sunday


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    Mons, Belgium

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