Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 34

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and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

used to call the Enemy we could walk

about in no mans land here it early

morning when it was misty just before

Sunrise and we would walk out finding

Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

search the Dead Soldiers for any

Souvenirs as there were a good many

German Laying out here and I got

a fine Razor out of a German Valise

on the Back of a German and a Rifle

Belt and Different thing which were

very usefull to us but you had to get

back in the Line when Daylight came

or you would get a Blighty or a Blanket

anyway taking Everything into consideration 

we had a very nice 7 Days here and 

then went back from whence we came

for a few more Days Rest

         The Battle of Gvienchy

We got releived from here by the Gloucester

Regt and went back this time to a Place

called Cueuvy about 3 kilometres outside

Bethune a nice little Town to go back 

For 2 or 3 Days as it was the First time

we had seen a bit of Life since we went

in the Line but my word they must

have seen us coming the Germans I mean

From their Observation Balloons for as

soon as we arrived they started to

Shell the Town thick and Heavy

will a 5 Point 9 shell which we

called Jack Johnsons as they used to

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and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

used to call the Enemy we could walk

about in no mans land here it early

morning when it was misty just before

Sunrise and we would walk out finding

Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

search the Dead Soldiers for any

Souvenirs as there were a good many

German Laying out here and I got

a fine Razor out of a German Valise

on the Back of a German and a Rifle

Belt and Different thing which were

very usefull to us but you had to get

back in the Line when Daylight came

or you would get a Blighty or a Blanket

anyway taking Everything into consideration 

we had a very nice 7 Days here and 

then went back from whence we came

for a few more Days Rest

         The Battle of Gvienchy

We got releived from here by the Gloucester

Regt and went back this time to a Place

called Cueuvy about 3 kilometres outside

Bethune a nice little Town to go back 

For 2 or 3 Days as it was the First time

we had seen a bit of Life since we went

in the Line but my word they must

have seen us coming the Germans I mean

From their Observation Balloons for as

soon as we arrived they started to

Shell the Town thick and Heavy

will a 5 Point 9 shell which we

called Jack Johnsons as they used to


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  • February 2, 2018 21:52:50 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any

    Souvenirs as there were a good many

    German Laying out here and I got

    a fine Razor out of a German Valise

    on the Back of a German and a Rifle

    Belt and Different thing which were

    very usefull to us but you had to get

    back in the Line when Daylight came

    or you would get a Blighty or a Blanket

    anyway taking Everything into consideration 

    we had a very nice 7 Days here and 

    then went back from whence we came

    for a few more Days Rest

             The Battle of Gvienchy

    We got releived from here by the Gloucester

    Regt and went back this time to a Place

    called Cueuvy about 3 kilometres outside

    Bethune a nice little Town to go back 

    For 2 or 3 Days as it was the First time

    we had seen a bit of Life since we went

    in the Line but my word they must

    have seen us coming the Germans I mean

    From their Observation Balloons for as

    soon as we arrived they started to

    Shell the Town thick and Heavy

    will a 5 Point 9 shell which we

    called Jack Johnsons as they used to

  • February 2, 2018 21:50:12 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any

    Souvenirs as there were a good many

    German Laying out here and I got

    a fine Razor out of a German Valise

    on the Back of a German and a Rifle

    Belt and Different thing which were

    very usefull to us but you had to get

    back in the Line when Daylight came

    or you would get a Blighty or a Blanket

    anyway taking Everything into consideration 

    we had a very nice 7 Days here and 

    then went back from whence we came

    for a few more Days Rest

             The Battle of Gvienchy

    We got releived from here by the Gloucester

    Regt and went back this time to a Place


  • February 2, 2018 21:49:37 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any

    Souvenirs as there were a good many

    German Laying out here and I got

    a fine Razor out of a German Valise

    on the Back of a German and a Rifle

    Belt and Different thing which were

    very usefull to us but you had to get

    back in the Line when Daylight came

    or you would get a Blighty or a Blanket

    anyway taking Everything into consideration 

    we had a very nice 7 Days here and 

    then went back from whence we came

    for a few more Days Rest

             The Battle of Gvienchy


  • February 2, 2018 21:48:51 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any

    Souvenirs as there were a good many

    German Laying out here and I got

    a fine Razor out of a German Valise

    on the Back of a German and a Rifle

    Belt and Different thing which were

    very usefull to us but you had to get

    back in the Line when Daylight came

    or you would get a Blighty or a Blanket

    anyway taking Everything into consideration 

    we had a very nice 7 Days here and


  • February 2, 2018 21:47:12 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any

    Souvenirs as there were a good many

    German Laying out here and I got

    a fine Razor out of a German Valise

    on the Back of a German and a Rifle

    Belt and Different


  • February 2, 2018 21:46:29 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any

    Souvenirs as there were a good many

    German Laying out here and I got


  • February 2, 2018 21:45:51 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning when it was misty just before

    Sunrise and we would walk out finding

    Souvenirs such as Shell caps and

    search the Dead Soldiers for any


  • February 2, 2018 21:44:39 Annick Rodriguez

    and Wandered round the back of Selfridges

    or Baker St you would meet Jerry as we

    used to call the Enemy we could walk

    about in no mans land here it early

    morning


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