Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 38

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have a nice time being in a small Town

Thanks to Fritz we were just forgetting

this little accident we had been here

2 Days when we had Orders to go up the

Line again in a Section of the Line

known as Givenchy which  Laid to the

right of La Basse but when we got

there after about 4 Hours March we

had the shock of our Lives as the

Regt which we were going to relieve were

straggling out of the Trenches with

there Eyes out of their Heads Shell

shock and Fright they had had a

Terrible hiding by Fritz with High

Explosive shells and had knocked

half the Regiment out the consequences

were that when we got in the Line there

was nobody to relieve as they had all

came out who could get out so we knew

we were in for a Basin Full of Trouble

Here little did we no we had to go over

the Top here very allright with a few

casualty but Later on in the Evening

it got very bad a s the Germans were

shelling us with a very High Explosive

Shell called Lyditi and we were in

a sort of a Basin being shelled from

Every Direction we soon had a lot

of Casualty including 2 officers killed

and several wounded it meant that

we Either had to go over the rop and

straighten the Line or retire back

a Little to stoppe the  ...  fire


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have a nice time being in a small Town

Thanks to Fritz we were just forgetting

this little accident we had been here

2 Days when we had Orders to go up the

Line again in a Section of the Line

known as Givenchy which  Laid to the

right of La Basse but when we got

there after about 4 Hours March we

had the shock of our Lives as the

Regt which we were going to relieve were

straggling out of the Trenches with

there Eyes out of their Heads Shell

shock and Fright they had had a

Terrible hiding by Fritz with High

Explosive shells and had knocked

half the Regiment out the consequences

were that when we got in the Line there

was nobody to relieve as they had all

came out who could get out so we knew

we were in for a Basin Full of Trouble

Here little did we no we had to go over

the Top here very allright with a few

casualty but Later on in the Evening

it got very bad a s the Germans were

shelling us with a very High Explosive

Shell called Lyditi and we were in

a sort of a Basin being shelled from

Every Direction we soon had a lot

of Casualty including 2 officers killed

and several wounded it meant that

we Either had to go over the rop and

straighten the Line or retire back

a Little to stoppe the  ...  fire



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  • February 5, 2018 15:31:33 Annick Rodriguez

    have a nice time being in a small Town

    Thanks to Fritz we were just forgetting

    this little accident we had been here

    2 Days when we had Orders to go up the

    Line again in a Section of the Line

    known as Givenchy which  Laid to the

    right of La Basse but when we got

    there after about 4 Hours March we

    had the shock of our Lives as the

    Regt which we were going to relieve were

    straggling out of the Trenches with

    there Eyes out of their Heads Shell

    shock and Fright they had had a

    Terrible hiding by Fritz with High

    Explosive shells and had knocked

    half the Regiment out the consequences

    were that when we got in the Line there

    was nobody to relieve as they had all

    came out who could get out so we knew

    we were in for a Basin Full of Trouble

    Here little did we no we had to go over

    the Top here very allright with a few

    casualty but Later on in the Evening

    it got very bad a s the Germans were

    shelling us with a very High Explosive

    Shell called Lyditi and we were in

    a sort of a Basin being shelled from

    Every Direction we soon had a lot

    of Casualty including 2 officers killed

    and several wounded it meant that

    we Either had to go over the rop and

    straighten the Line or retire back

    a Little to stoppe the  ...  fire


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Story location Mons, Belgium


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