Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 48

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they had all got bowled over trying to 

get out I sat here for about an Hour

in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

going to finish up when an Officer came

along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

Managed to get here somehow and he

came along giving the wounded Brandy

from a Flagon he said to me its all

right old Chap stay here until Dusk

and you are being relieved by another

Regt after Dark I said Thank God

being all alone in this he seemed to

put Fresh Life in me he offered me a

drop of Drink I refused as there were

so many I thought who needed it

round me he ask me if I had dressed

any wounded I said yes all these here

anyway he was not satisfying so he

had a go but it was too Late they

were all Dead now every one of

them and when he went away and left

me on my own again to wait for the

Relief about another 2 Hours until

Dark I shut my Eyes to Pray to God

to get me out of this either by Death

or otherwise I was properly Beaten

with nothing now as far as I could see

only Dead Body or Arms or Legs of

Someone I stuck this until we were

relieved by another Regt and a Sergeant

who came along told me to walk right

through and I would see a few of my Regt

and they would take or Lead us out it

was now Dark and the firing had

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they had all got bowled over trying to 

get out I sat here for about an Hour

in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

going to finish up when an Officer came

along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

Managed to get here somehow and he

came along giving the wounded Brandy

from a Flagon he said to me its all

right old Chap stay here until Dusk

and you are being relieved by another

Regt after Dark I said Thank God

being all alone in this he seemed to

put Fresh Life in me he offered me a

drop of Drink I refused as there were

so many I thought who needed it

round me he ask me if I had dressed

any wounded I said yes all these here

anyway he was not satisfying so he

had a go but it was too Late they

were all Dead now every one of

them and when he went away and left

me on my own again to wait for the

Relief about another 2 Hours until

Dark I shut my Eyes to Pray to God

to get me out of this either by Death

or otherwise I was properly Beaten

with nothing now as far as I could see

only Dead Body or Arms or Legs of

Someone I stuck this until we were

relieved by another Regt and a Sergeant

who came along told me to walk right

through and I would see a few of my Regt

and they would take or Lead us out it

was now Dark and the firing had


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  • February 5, 2018 22:54:21 Annick Rodriguez

    they had all got bowled over trying to 

    get out I sat here for about an Hour

    in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

    going to finish up when an Officer came

    along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

    Managed to get here somehow and he

    came along giving the wounded Brandy

    from a Flagon he said to me its all

    right old Chap stay here until Dusk

    and you are being relieved by another

    Regt after Dark I said Thank God

    being all alone in this he seemed to

    put Fresh Life in me he offered me a

    drop of Drink I refused as there were

    so many I thought who needed it

    round me he ask me if I had dressed

    any wounded I said yes all these here

    anyway he was not satisfying so he

    had a go but it was too Late they

    were all Dead now every one of

    them and when he went away and left

    me on my own again to wait for the

    Relief about another 2 Hours until

    Dark I shut my Eyes to Pray to God

    to get me out of this either by Death

    or otherwise I was properly Beaten

    with nothing now as far as I could see

    only Dead Body or Arms or Legs of

    Someone I stuck this until we were

    relieved by another Regt and a Sergeant

    who came along told me to walk right

    through and I would see a few of my Regt

    and they would take or Lead us out it

    was now Dark and the firing had

  • February 5, 2018 22:50:39 Annick Rodriguez

    they had all got bowled over trying to 

    get out I sat here for about an Hour

    in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

    going to finish up when an Officer came

    along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

    Managed to get here somehow and he

    came along giving the wounded Brandy

    from a Flagon he said to me its all

    right old Chap stay here until Dusk

    and you are being relieved by another

    Regt after Dark I said Thank God

    being all alone in this he seemed to

    put Fresh Life in me he offered me a

    drop of Drink I refused as there were

    so many I thought who needed it

    round me he ask me if I had dressed

    any wounded I said yes all these here

    anyway he was not satisfying so he

    had a go but it was too Late they

    were all Dead now every one 


  • February 5, 2018 22:49:08 Annick Rodriguez

    they had all got bowled over trying to 

    get out I sat here for about an Hour

    in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

    going to finish up when an Officer came

    along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

    Managed to get here somehow and he

    came along giving the wounded Brandy

    from a Flagon he said to me its all

    right old Chap stay here until Dusk

    and you are being relieved by another

    Regt after Dark I said Thank God

    being all alone in this he seemed to

    put Fresh Life in me he offered me a

    drop of Drink I refused as there were

    so many I thought who needed it


  • February 5, 2018 22:46:45 Annick Rodriguez

    they had all got bowled over trying to 

    get out I sat here for about an Hour

    in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

    going to finish up when an Officer came

    along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

    Managed to get here somehow and he

    came along giving the wounded Brandy

    from a Flagon he said to 


  • February 5, 2018 22:46:31 Annick Rodriguez

    they had all got bowled over trying to 

    get out I sat here for about an Hour

    in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

    going to finish up when an Officer came

    along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had

    Managed to get here somehow and he

    came along giving the wounded Brandy

    from a Flagon he said to 



  • February 5, 2018 22:43:22 Annick Rodriguez

    they had all got bowled over trying to 

    get out I sat here for about an Hour

    in the Blazing sun wondering how I was

    going to finish up when an Officer came

    along he was a Bvt MC  Officer who had



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    Mons, Belgium

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