Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 41

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Body for about 500 yards which was a

terrible Experience as the Germans had

spotted us and were dropping Shells

all round us all the way through this

Stagnant ditch knee deep in mud and

and Body God help the Poor fellows

who got Shot and fell in this ditch as

dozens did and got drowned in this

mud when we got to our front line

we all Lined up by the scaling

Ladders as the Trenches here were

Sandbag Barricades as the Ground

was to swampy to dry Trenches and

I shall never forget the sight of

those Ladders which we had to scale

and go over I should think it is the

same feeling a Murderer gets when

he first sees the scaffold and

Rope which is going to hang him I

Lost the Sergeant who was Leading and

found I was the first man in our

Front Line as it was Empty had to

be abandoned owing to the terrible

Shell fire and casualty so they

were now coming in behind me now

and taking up Positions in front of

the Ladders ready to go over when we

were all through the ditch but a good

many got knocked  over  before we got

there unfortuneatly The Captain came

along of our company as  we had our

Luetinent killed he asks me where the

Sergeant was I said I dont no he

came over with me but I lost hiim



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Body for about 500 yards which was a

terrible Experience as the Germans had

spotted us and were dropping Shells

all round us all the way through this

Stagnant ditch knee deep in mud and

and Body God help the Poor fellows

who got Shot and fell in this ditch as

dozens did and got drowned in this

mud when we got to our front line

we all Lined up by the scaling

Ladders as the Trenches here were

Sandbag Barricades as the Ground

was to swampy to dry Trenches and

I shall never forget the sight of

those Ladders which we had to scale

and go over I should think it is the

same feeling a Murderer gets when

he first sees the scaffold and

Rope which is going to hang him I

Lost the Sergeant who was Leading and

found I was the first man in our

Front Line as it was Empty had to

be abandoned owing to the terrible

Shell fire and casualty so they

were now coming in behind me now

and taking up Positions in front of

the Ladders ready to go over when we

were all through the ditch but a good

many got knocked  over  before we got

there unfortuneatly The Captain came

along of our company as  we had our

Luetinent killed he asks me where the

Sergeant was I said I dont no he

came over with me but I lost hiim




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  • February 5, 2018 15:55:58 Annick Rodriguez

    Body for about 500 yards which was a

    terrible Experience as the Germans had

    spotted us and were dropping Shells

    all round us all the way through this

    Stagnant ditch knee deep in mud and

    and Body God help the Poor fellows

    who got Shot and fell in this ditch as

    dozens did and got drowned in this

    mud when we got to our front line

    we all Lined up by the scaling

    Ladders as the Trenches here were

    Sandbag Barricades as the Ground

    was to swampy to dry Trenches and

    I shall never forget the sight of

    those Ladders which we had to scale

    and go over I should think it is the

    same feeling a Murderer gets when

    he first sees the scaffold and

    Rope which is going to hang him I

    Lost the Sergeant who was Leading and

    found I was the first man in our

    Front Line as it was Empty had to

    be abandoned owing to the terrible

    Shell fire and casualty so they

    were now coming in behind me now

    and taking up Positions in front of

    the Ladders ready to go over when we

    were all through the ditch but a good

    many got knocked  over  before we got

    there unfortuneatly The Captain came

    along of our company as  we had our

    Luetinent killed he asks me where the

    Sergeant was I said I dont no he

    came over with me but I lost hiim



  • February 5, 2018 15:49:30 Annick Rodriguez

    Body for about 500 yards which was a

    terrible Experience as the Germans had

    spotted us and were dropping Shells

    all round us all the way through this

    Stagnant ditch knee deep in mud and

    and Body God help the Poor fellows

    who got Shot and fell in this ditch as

    dozens did and got drowned in this

    mud when we got to our front line

    we all Lined up by the scaling

    Ladders as the Trenches here were



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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Western Front




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