Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 47

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Germans were shelling the trench to Pieces

he said get out the best way you can what

a terrible thing after all the Slaughter any

way I see a few Fellows make a dash for it

and get Dowled over I thought no I will

Stop here until Nightfall  I walk along

a little way out of the Shell fire as they

but started to drop them where I was and

I found myself with fellow who had got

a Lay off and one with his face Blown

away all the rest dead round them so

I had a go at Dressing this ones leg but

as I lifted it it came away from the body

and he Lay there so quiet he ask me  if

the Stretcher bearer were coming I said yes

they are coming as soon as they can and

every now and again I Fired my Rifle

over the top to make our there were still

a lot of us alive in case they came over

to see and to crown it all the one man

I thought was dead started shouting for

his Mother I said allright old chap

she wont be long and he was going fast

with a Bullet in the Stomach he was

asleep when I first saw him and he ask

for water which I managed to get a Drain

out of my own waterbottle just to moisten his

lips and turned him over comfortable as I

could the chap with the leg off Laid there

and Never said a word and the other

Fellow alike beside myself had his face

Blown away so I had some very Pleasant

company and now not a Man standing 

only myself as far as I could see as



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Germans were shelling the trench to Pieces

he said get out the best way you can what

a terrible thing after all the Slaughter any

way I see a few Fellows make a dash for it

and get Dowled over I thought no I will

Stop here until Nightfall  I walk along

a little way out of the Shell fire as they

but started to drop them where I was and

I found myself with fellow who had got

a Lay off and one with his face Blown

away all the rest dead round them so

I had a go at Dressing this ones leg but

as I lifted it it came away from the body

and he Lay there so quiet he ask me  if

the Stretcher bearer were coming I said yes

they are coming as soon as they can and

every now and again I Fired my Rifle

over the top to make our there were still

a lot of us alive in case they came over

to see and to crown it all the one man

I thought was dead started shouting for

his Mother I said allright old chap

she wont be long and he was going fast

with a Bullet in the Stomach he was

asleep when I first saw him and he ask

for water which I managed to get a Drain

out of my own waterbottle just to moisten his

lips and turned him over comfortable as I

could the chap with the leg off Laid there

and Never said a word and the other

Fellow alike beside myself had his face

Blown away so I had some very Pleasant

company and now not a Man standing 

only myself as far as I could see as




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  • February 5, 2018 22:40:52 Annick Rodriguez

    Germans were shelling the trench to Pieces

    he said get out the best way you can what

    a terrible thing after all the Slaughter any

    way I see a few Fellows make a dash for it

    and get Dowled over I thought no I will

    Stop here until Nightfall  I walk along

    a little way out of the Shell fire as they

    but started to drop them where I was and

    I found myself with fellow who had got

    a Lay off and one with his face Blown

    away all the rest dead round them so

    I had a go at Dressing this ones leg but

    as I lifted it it came away from the body

    and he Lay there so quiet he ask me  if

    the Stretcher bearer were coming I said yes

    they are coming as soon as they can and

    every now and again I Fired my Rifle

    over the top to make our there were still

    a lot of us alive in case they came over

    to see and to crown it all the one man

    I thought was dead started shouting for

    his Mother I said allright old chap

    she wont be long and he was going fast

    with a Bullet in the Stomach he was

    asleep when I first saw him and he ask

    for water which I managed to get a Drain

    out of my own waterbottle just to moisten his

    lips and turned him over comfortable as I

    could the chap with the leg off Laid there

    and Never said a word and the other

    Fellow alike beside myself had his face

    Blown away so I had some very Pleasant

    company and now not a Man standing 

    only myself as far as I could see as



  • February 5, 2018 22:39:14 Annick Rodriguez

    Germans were shelling the trench to Pieces

    he said get out the best way you can what

    a terrible thing after all the Slaughter any

    way I see a few Fellows make a dash for it

    and get Dowled over I thought no I will

    Stop here until Nightfall  I walk along

    a little way out of the Shell fire as they

    but started to drop them where I was and

    I found myself with fellow who had got

    a Lay off and one with his face Blown

    away all the rest dead round them so

    I had a go at Dressing this ones leg but

    as I lifted it it came away from the body

    and he Lay there so quiet he ask me  if

    the Stretcher bearer were coming I said yes

    they are coming as soon as they can and

    every now and again I Fired my Rifle

    over the top to make our there were still

    a lot of us alive in case they came over

    to see and to crown it all the one man

    I thought was dead started shouting for

    his Mother I said allright old chap

    she wont be long and he was going fast

    with a Bullet in the Stomach he was

    asleep when I first saw him and he ask

    for water which I managed to get a Drain

    out of my own waterbottle just to moisten his

    lips and turned him over comfortable as I

    could the chap with the leg off Laid there

    and Never said a word and the other



  • February 5, 2018 18:48:54 Annick Rodriguez

    Germans were shelling the trench to Pieces

    he said get out the best way you can what

    a terrible thing after all the Slaughter any

    way I see a few Fellows make a dash for it

    and get Dowled over I thought no I will

    Stop here until Nightfall  I walk along

    a little way out of the Shell fire as they

    but started to drop them where I was and

    I found myself with fellow who had got

    a Lay 




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    Mons, Belgium

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Peter John Kitteringham
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