Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 45

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the Following morning as Daylight came

we began to see more of the Slaughter

which was caused when we came over the

top as I looked accross to our old

Front Line the Ground was covered

completely with Dead and Badly Wounded

and the Dead Lay in the Trench were

we were so close all the way along

that there was not Even room to Put your

Feet as you walked along without Treading

on a Body and as the sun came out it

was terribly Hot it was just like some

Slaughter House as some of the the Dead

were terribly smashed up as we were

shelled with a very high Explosion

and a very strange thing came to my

mind I had got no water and I had

not felt Thirsty the whole time I had

been here and it would have been all

the same if I had I could not get any

as I was still busy looking after the

wounded with water from the Dead Mans

Water Bottles it struck me at the

time that the Almighty was Protecting

me to look after the wounded as I was

able to do this all the Morning and

never once did I want a Drink I had

in my rations Bag a few  Horlicks  Milk

Tablets and I never had any wish to eat

those I Eventually gave them away I

managed to walk along the trench a

Bit to get out of the ghastly sights

I was with as I was now the only man

not Wounded as far as I could see left

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the Following morning as Daylight came

we began to see more of the Slaughter

which was caused when we came over the

top as I looked accross to our old

Front Line the Ground was covered

completely with Dead and Badly Wounded

and the Dead Lay in the Trench were

we were so close all the way along

that there was not Even room to Put your

Feet as you walked along without Treading

on a Body and as the sun came out it

was terribly Hot it was just like some

Slaughter House as some of the the Dead

were terribly smashed up as we were

shelled with a very high Explosion

and a very strange thing came to my

mind I had got no water and I had

not felt Thirsty the whole time I had

been here and it would have been all

the same if I had I could not get any

as I was still busy looking after the

wounded with water from the Dead Mans

Water Bottles it struck me at the

time that the Almighty was Protecting

me to look after the wounded as I was

able to do this all the Morning and

never once did I want a Drink I had

in my rations Bag a few  Horlicks  Milk

Tablets and I never had any wish to eat

those I Eventually gave them away I

managed to walk along the trench a

Bit to get out of the ghastly sights

I was with as I was now the only man

not Wounded as far as I could see left


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  • February 5, 2018 18:35:42 Annick Rodriguez

    the Following morning as Daylight came

    we began to see more of the Slaughter

    which was caused when we came over the

    top as I looked accross to our old

    Front Line the Ground was covered

    completely with Dead and Badly Wounded

    and the Dead Lay in the Trench were

    we were so close all the way along

    that there was not Even room to Put your

    Feet as you walked along without Treading

    on a Body and as the sun came out it

    was terribly Hot it was just like some

    Slaughter House as some of the the Dead

    were terribly smashed up as we were

    shelled with a very high Explosion

    and a very strange thing came to my

    mind I had got no water and I had

    not felt Thirsty the whole time I had

    been here and it would have been all

    the same if I had I could not get any

    as I was still busy looking after the

    wounded with water from the Dead Mans

    Water Bottles it struck me at the

    time that the Almighty was Protecting

    me to look after the wounded as I was

    able to do this all the Morning and

    never once did I want a Drink I had

    in my rations Bag a few  Horlicks  Milk

    Tablets and I never had any wish to eat

    those I Eventually gave them away I

    managed to walk along the trench a

    Bit to get out of the ghastly sights

    I was with as I was now the only man

    not Wounded as far as I could see left

  • February 5, 2018 18:27:50 Annick Rodriguez

    the Following morning as Daylight came

    we began to see more of the Slaughter

    which was caused when we came over the

    top as I looked accross to our old

    Front Line the Ground was covered

    completely with Dead and Badly Wounded

    and the Dead Lay in the Trench were


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    Mons, Belgium

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