Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 35

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Explode with a very thick Black Smoke

and a very Destructive Shell if you

were near enough to them when they Burst

well our Section about 9 of us had just

got settled down in our Billet in Houses

this time 9 in a room and being as it was

getting Fine Weather now Late in May and

it was Tea time we were all sitting ouside

of our house and we had just got our

Letters up First for about 2 or 3 Weeks 

and a few Parcels of Food sent from home

and we were just settling down to Enjoy

a nice tea when a big shell burst in

a Garden close by but done no damage

but we all had a Laugh at the way the

People run about Excited in the Street

when the next one dropped right in

front of us cause we all went Flat when

we heard it coming and when the  smoke

cleared I got up allright and my chums

well 3 others who were with me Laid

there I said come on get up I thought

they were shaming but when I turne done

Fellow over he started Groaning then I

realized they had been hit I dragged him

there and undone his tunic to see where

he was hit but could see no mark but

he was unconsous so while one man went

to fetch the Doctor I dragged the other

two into the House and then discovered

that the First one was Dead just Breathed

his Last and he had that Lovely smile

of Death on his Face which I had so


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Explode with a very thick Black Smoke

and a very Destructive Shell if you

were near enough to them when they Burst

well our Section about 9 of us had just

got settled down in our Billet in Houses

this time 9 in a room and being as it was

getting Fine Weather now Late in May and

it was Tea time we were all sitting ouside

of our house and we had just got our

Letters up First for about 2 or 3 Weeks 

and a few Parcels of Food sent from home

and we were just settling down to Enjoy

a nice tea when a big shell burst in

a Garden close by but done no damage

but we all had a Laugh at the way the

People run about Excited in the Street

when the next one dropped right in

front of us cause we all went Flat when

we heard it coming and when the  smoke

cleared I got up allright and my chums

well 3 others who were with me Laid

there I said come on get up I thought

they were shaming but when I turne done

Fellow over he started Groaning then I

realized they had been hit I dragged him

there and undone his tunic to see where

he was hit but could see no mark but

he was unconsous so while one man went

to fetch the Doctor I dragged the other

two into the House and then discovered

that the First one was Dead just Breathed

his Last and he had that Lovely smile

of Death on his Face which I had so



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  • February 5, 2018 15:02:52 Annick Rodriguez

    Explode with a very thick Black Smoke

    and a very Destructive Shell if you

    were near enough to them when they Burst

    well our Section about 9 of us had just

    got settled down in our Billet in Houses

    this time 9 in a room and being as it was

    getting Fine Weather now Late in May and

    it was Tea time we were all sitting ouside

    of our house and we had just got our

    Letters up First for about 2 or 3 Weeks 

    and a few Parcels of Food sent from home

    and we were just settling down to Enjoy

    a nice tea when a big shell burst in

    a Garden close by but done no damage

    but we all had a Laugh at the way the

    People run about Excited in the Street

    when the next one dropped right in

    front of us cause we all went Flat when

    we heard it coming and when the  smoke

    cleared I got up allright and my chums

    well 3 others who were with me Laid

    there I said come on get up I thought

    they were shaming but when I turne done

    Fellow over he started Groaning then I

    realized they had been hit I dragged him

    there and undone his tunic to see where

    he was hit but could see no mark but

    he was unconsous so while one man went

    to fetch the Doctor I dragged the other

    two into the House and then discovered

    that the First one was Dead just Breathed

    his Last and he had that Lovely smile

    of Death on his Face which I had so


  • February 2, 2018 21:55:36 Annick Rodriguez

    Explode with a very thick Black Smoke

    and a very Destructive Shell if you

    were near enough to them when they Burst

    well our Section about 9 of us had just

    got settled down in our Billet in Houses

    this time 9 in a room and being as it was

    getting Fine Weather now Late in May and

    it was Tea time we were all sitting ouside

    of our house and we had just got our

    Letters up First for about 2 or 3 Weeks 

    and a few Parcels of Food sent from home



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    Mons, Belgium

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