Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 40

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and our tot of Bum served out and

stayed here in the second Line trench

until about 6 o clock and I might say

I sat there and thought all sorts of

things wondering how my wife would

get on if I was killed and wether I

would wake up in Blighty and how 

I would killi a German with my Bayonet

in a hand to hand fight and a 101

Different things entered my head and

that Hour .1/2 seemed like days

waiting for the word go the Sergeant

with the wind up so bad he could not

speak I was saying cheer up Sarg

you have only got to die once I myself

Personally did not value my life at

Tupence as I had been such a lot of

Death by now and suffered terrible

Hardships that you seemed to Envy

any man you see dead as you said

to yourself Lucky chap hes out of

it I got mine to come and Perhaps

a more Terrible Death we were now

having a Terrible lot of killed and

wounded we had had over a 100 up to

now and we had not been over the

top yet anyway we had the order sent

along to get over the top here which

was between our Front Line and the

Second line reserve trench so the

Sergeant for over followed by myself

and Each Platoon in single file end

we waded through a Ditch Knee

Deep in mud and Slime and Dead

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and our tot of Bum served out and

stayed here in the second Line trench

until about 6 o clock and I might say

I sat there and thought all sorts of

things wondering how my wife would

get on if I was killed and wether I

would wake up in Blighty and how 

I would killi a German with my Bayonet

in a hand to hand fight and a 101

Different things entered my head and

that Hour .1/2 seemed like days

waiting for the word go the Sergeant

with the wind up so bad he could not

speak I was saying cheer up Sarg

you have only got to die once I myself

Personally did not value my life at

Tupence as I had been such a lot of

Death by now and suffered terrible

Hardships that you seemed to Envy

any man you see dead as you said

to yourself Lucky chap hes out of

it I got mine to come and Perhaps

a more Terrible Death we were now

having a Terrible lot of killed and

wounded we had had over a 100 up to

now and we had not been over the

top yet anyway we had the order sent

along to get over the top here which

was between our Front Line and the

Second line reserve trench so the

Sergeant for over followed by myself

and Each Platoon in single file end

we waded through a Ditch Knee

Deep in mud and Slime and Dead


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  • February 5, 2018 15:46:32 Annick Rodriguez

    and our tot of Bum served out and

    stayed here in the second Line trench

    until about 6 o clock and I might say

    I sat there and thought all sorts of

    things wondering how my wife would

    get on if I was killed and wether I

    would wake up in Blighty and how 

    I would killi a German with my Bayonet

    in a hand to hand fight and a 101

    Different things entered my head and

    that Hour .1/2 seemed like days

    waiting for the word go the Sergeant

    with the wind up so bad he could not

    speak I was saying cheer up Sarg

    you have only got to die once I myself

    Personally did not value my life at

    Tupence as I had been such a lot of

    Death by now and suffered terrible

    Hardships that you seemed to Envy

    any man you see dead as you said

    to yourself Lucky chap hes out of

    it I got mine to come and Perhaps

    a more Terrible Death we were now

    having a Terrible lot of killed and

    wounded we had had over a 100 up to

    now and we had not been over the

    top yet anyway we had the order sent

    along to get over the top here which

    was between our Front Line and the

    Second line reserve trench so the

    Sergeant for over followed by myself

    and Each Platoon in single file end

    we waded through a Ditch Knee

    Deep in mud and Slime and Dead

  • February 5, 2018 15:44:11 Annick Rodriguez

    and our tot of Bum served out and

    stayed here in the second Line trench

    until about 6 o clock and I might say

    I sat there and thought all sorts of

    things wondering how my wife would

    get on if I was killed and wether I

    would wake up in Blighty and how 

    I would killi a German with my Bayonet

    in a hand to hand fight and a 101

    Different things entered my head and

    that Hour .1/2 seemed like days

    waiting for the word go the Sergeant

    with the wind up so bad he could not

    speak I was saying cheer up Sarg

    you have only got to die once I myself

    Personally did not value my life at

    Tupence as I had been such a lot of

    Death by now and suffered terrible

    Hardships that you seemed to Envy

    any man you see dead as you said

    to yourself Lucky chap hes out of


  • February 5, 2018 15:41:43 Annick Rodriguez

    and our tot of Bum served out and

    stayed here in the second Line trench

    until about 6 o clock and I might say

    I sat there and thought all sorts of

    things wondering how my wife would

    get on if I was killed and wether I

    would wake up in Blighty and how 

    I would killi a German with my Bayonet


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Story location Mons, Belgium


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Peter John Kitteringham
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