Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 43

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Prussian Guard fine big fellows they were

we rounded about 50 of them up and sent

them behind the Line as Prisoners thats

if they got Back safe we were in for some

fine Fun now as the Germans were now

trying to get us out and as quick as the chap

behind could Load our Rifles we were

Blazing away and knocking the German down

like Nine Pins and the fellows were

taking the nails out of the Bombs and

we were Slinging these as well they

were a very dangerous bomb the first ones

Issued as soon as the nail was taken out

you had to get rid of them very Quickly

and very often the nail fell out and caused

casualtys it was close by here were a

fellow from another Regt won the V.C.

as he stood on the Parapet fully

Exposed and Slinging bombs which

held the Germans up from taking our

trench as it was ours now anyway ot

was getting it up as a bad job and the

Guns got Quieter and the same with

the rifle fire as there was always a

Lull in the firing just as it was

getting Dark on Both sides unless

there was a big Stunt coming off I

think the Idea was getting the supplys

up the Line and as Food and Amunition

and I got releived from the fire step

by another Fellow so I had been firing

at the Germans and Bomb Throwing

since we took the trench but when I


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Prussian Guard fine big fellows they were

we rounded about 50 of them up and sent

them behind the Line as Prisoners thats

if they got Back safe we were in for some

fine Fun now as the Germans were now

trying to get us out and as quick as the chap

behind could Load our Rifles we were

Blazing away and knocking the German down

like Nine Pins and the fellows were

taking the nails out of the Bombs and

we were Slinging these as well they

were a very dangerous bomb the first ones

Issued as soon as the nail was taken out

you had to get rid of them very Quickly

and very often the nail fell out and caused

casualtys it was close by here were a

fellow from another Regt won the V.C.

as he stood on the Parapet fully

Exposed and Slinging bombs which

held the Germans up from taking our

trench as it was ours now anyway ot

was getting it up as a bad job and the

Guns got Quieter and the same with

the rifle fire as there was always a

Lull in the firing just as it was

getting Dark on Both sides unless

there was a big Stunt coming off I

think the Idea was getting the supplys

up the Line and as Food and Amunition

and I got releived from the fire step

by another Fellow so I had been firing

at the Germans and Bomb Throwing

since we took the trench but when I



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  • February 5, 2018 18:17:55 Annick Rodriguez

    Prussian Guard fine big fellows they were

    we rounded about 50 of them up and sent

    them behind the Line as Prisoners thats

    if they got Back safe we were in for some

    fine Fun now as the Germans were now

    trying to get us out and as quick as the chap

    behind could Load our Rifles we were

    Blazing away and knocking the German down

    like Nine Pins and the fellows were

    taking the nails out of the Bombs and

    we were Slinging these as well they

    were a very dangerous bomb the first ones

    Issued as soon as the nail was taken out

    you had to get rid of them very Quickly

    and very often the nail fell out and caused

    casualtys it was close by here were a

    fellow from another Regt won the V.C.

    as he stood on the Parapet fully

    Exposed and Slinging bombs which

    held the Germans up from taking our

    trench as it was ours now anyway ot

    was getting it up as a bad job and the

    Guns got Quieter and the same with

    the rifle fire as there was always a

    Lull in the firing just as it was

    getting Dark on Both sides unless

    there was a big Stunt coming off I

    think the Idea was getting the supplys

    up the Line and as Food and Amunition

    and I got releived from the fire step

    by another Fellow so I had been firing

    at the Germans and Bomb Throwing

    since we took the trench but when I


  • February 5, 2018 16:03:07 Annick Rodriguez

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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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