Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 33

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went up the Line again just to the right

again so we were gradually working right

all the time we went up to some very fine

made Trenches here made up it Bags of Sand

about 8 or 9 Foot High and some Exelent

Dugouts which was quite at Treat as you were

safe Practicly while you were down there

and they were all named after London

streets  so you would go in the Trenches

at Marble Arch and go down Oxford St

right Through to Holborn and all the

Dugouts were named after  the big Stoves

and Trenches Leading out Toward the

German Line were the Different Streets

which you come across walking Down

Oxford St as their were a rare lot of

Trenches Leading out of To the German Line

called Safe and Listening Post were

we used to go out and here what they

had to Talk about at night and to

Listen to no whether they were under

mining us as if they were you could have

them Plainly there had been no Gas

Attacks of any kind up to now so we

were not Bothered with Gas Masks

or Shrapnell Helmet but the French

Troupe had them here ad they were by

the side of us here this was the End

of the British Lines here and we joined

hands with the French and you could not

wander far in this Part of the Line or

you would soon yet Lost you would find

yourself very near the German Line if

you walked to far down Oxford St

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went up the Line again just to the right

again so we were gradually working right

all the time we went up to some very fine

made Trenches here made up it Bags of Sand

about 8 or 9 Foot High and some Exelent

Dugouts which was quite at Treat as you were

safe Practicly while you were down there

and they were all named after London

streets  so you would go in the Trenches

at Marble Arch and go down Oxford St

right Through to Holborn and all the

Dugouts were named after  the big Stoves

and Trenches Leading out Toward the

German Line were the Different Streets

which you come across walking Down

Oxford St as their were a rare lot of

Trenches Leading out of To the German Line

called Safe and Listening Post were

we used to go out and here what they

had to Talk about at night and to

Listen to no whether they were under

mining us as if they were you could have

them Plainly there had been no Gas

Attacks of any kind up to now so we

were not Bothered with Gas Masks

or Shrapnell Helmet but the French

Troupe had them here ad they were by

the side of us here this was the End

of the British Lines here and we joined

hands with the French and you could not

wander far in this Part of the Line or

you would soon yet Lost you would find

yourself very near the German Line if

you walked to far down Oxford St


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  • February 2, 2018 21:43:07 Annick Rodriguez

    went up the Line again just to the right

    again so we were gradually working right

    all the time we went up to some very fine

    made Trenches here made up it Bags of Sand

    about 8 or 9 Foot High and some Exelent

    Dugouts which was quite at Treat as you were

    safe Practicly while you were down there

    and they were all named after London

    streets  so you would go in the Trenches

    at Marble Arch and go down Oxford St

    right Through to Holborn and all the

    Dugouts were named after  the big Stoves

    and Trenches Leading out Toward the

    German Line were the Different Streets

    which you come across walking Down

    Oxford St as their were a rare lot of

    Trenches Leading out of To the German Line

    called Safe and Listening Post were

    we used to go out and here what they

    had to Talk about at night and to

    Listen to no whether they were under

    mining us as if they were you could have

    them Plainly there had been no Gas

    Attacks of any kind up to now so we

    were not Bothered with Gas Masks

    or Shrapnell Helmet but the French

    Troupe had them here ad they were by

    the side of us here this was the End

    of the British Lines here and we joined

    hands with the French and you could not

    wander far in this Part of the Line or

    you would soon yet Lost you would find

    yourself very near the German Line if

    you walked to far down Oxford St

  • February 2, 2018 21:40:47 Annick Rodriguez

    went up the Line again just to the right

    again so we were gradually working right

    all the time we went up to some very fine

    made Trenches here made up it Bags of Sand

    about 8 or 9 Foot High and some Exelent

    Dugouts which was quite at Treat as you were

    safe Practicly while you were down there

    and they were all named after London

    streets  so you would go in the Trenches

    at Marble Arch and go down Oxford St

    right Through to Holborn and all the

    Dugouts were named after  the big Stoves

    and Trenches Leading out Toward the

    German Line were the Different Streets

    which you come across walking Down

    Oxford St as their were a rare lot of

    Trenches Leading out of To the German Line

    called Safe and Listening Post were

    we used to go out and here what they

    had to Talk about at night and to

    Listen to no whether they were under

    mining us as if they were you could have

    them Plainly there had been no Gas

    Attacks of any kind up to now so we


  • February 2, 2018 21:38:34 Annick Rodriguez

    went up the Line again just to the right

    again so we were gradually working right

    all the time we went up to some very fine

    made Trenches here made up it Bags of Sand

    about 8 or 9 Foot High and some Exelent

    Dugouts which was quite at Treat as you were

    safe Practicly while you were down there

    and they were all named after London

    streets  so you would go in the Trenches

    at Marble Arch and go down Oxford St

    right Through to Holborn and all the

    Dugouts were named after  the big Stoves

    and Trenches Leading out Toward the

    German Line were the Different Streets

    which you come across walking Down

    Oxford St as their were a rare lot of

    Trenches


  • February 2, 2018 21:35:54 Annick Rodriguez

    went up the Line again just to the right

    again so we were gradually working right

    all the time we went up to some very fine

    made Trenches here made up it Bags of Sand

    about 8 or 9 Foot High and some Exelent

    Dugouts which was quite at Treat as you were

    safe Practicly while you were down there

    and they were all named after London

    streets  so you would go in the Trenches

    at Marble


  • February 2, 2018 21:33:27 Annick Rodriguez

    went up the Line again just to the right

    again so we were gradually working right



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    Mons, Belgium

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