Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 50

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Including cooks and Pioneer and Stone men

but not Transport so we Lost about

900 men in this Bottle which was about

350 killed the rest Wounded and Missing

as There were a few Prisoners taken and

a good many Blown to Pieces which were

Missing believed killed so after the

Roll Call The Sergeant Mayor came

Along and Detailed men off who would 

be Sergeants corporal and Lance corporals

but I was Passed I Said Mayor how about

me wouldn't I make a Sergeant he said

I was all right as I was as I was the Fool

of the Regt in Keeping the men alive and

cheerful in very dangerous corners after

Roll Call we were to have the biggest feed

of our Lives as far as War Time was concerned

as before we went up the Line about a

Week before we were a 1000 odd Strong

but we were now about 50 so all the

Mens Parcel which were sent to us During

that week had accumulated to us  During

that week had accumulated whilst we

were up the Line and when we got back

there was all these Parcels and it was

Impossible to send them back to England

as all the Men whom they belonged were

killed wounded and missing so we had

to open about 500 Parcels To see if there

were any Valueables sent out and to Return

and all Perishable things to Eat such a

Cakes and  ...  tins of Salmon Sardines

chocolates cigarettes and Soap Towels we were

allowed to have between us so we didnt

half have a feed on them but it was

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Including cooks and Pioneer and Stone men

but not Transport so we Lost about

900 men in this Bottle which was about

350 killed the rest Wounded and Missing

as There were a few Prisoners taken and

a good many Blown to Pieces which were

Missing believed killed so after the

Roll Call The Sergeant Mayor came

Along and Detailed men off who would 

be Sergeants corporal and Lance corporals

but I was Passed I Said Mayor how about

me wouldn't I make a Sergeant he said

I was all right as I was as I was the Fool

of the Regt in Keeping the men alive and

cheerful in very dangerous corners after

Roll Call we were to have the biggest feed

of our Lives as far as War Time was concerned

as before we went up the Line about a

Week before we were a 1000 odd Strong

but we were now about 50 so all the

Mens Parcel which were sent to us During

that week had accumulated to us  During

that week had accumulated whilst we

were up the Line and when we got back

there was all these Parcels and it was

Impossible to send them back to England

as all the Men whom they belonged were

killed wounded and missing so we had

to open about 500 Parcels To see if there

were any Valueables sent out and to Return

and all Perishable things to Eat such a

Cakes and  ...  tins of Salmon Sardines

chocolates cigarettes and Soap Towels we were

allowed to have between us so we didnt

half have a feed on them but it was


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  • February 6, 2018 18:47:17 Annick Rodriguez

    Including cooks and Pioneer and Stone men

    but not Transport so we Lost about

    900 men in this Bottle which was about

    350 killed the rest Wounded and Missing

    as There were a few Prisoners taken and

    a good many Blown to Pieces which were

    Missing believed killed so after the

    Roll Call The Sergeant Mayor came

    Along and Detailed men off who would 

    be Sergeants corporal and Lance corporals

    but I was Passed I Said Mayor how about

    me wouldn't I make a Sergeant he said

    I was all right as I was as I was the Fool

    of the Regt in Keeping the men alive and

    cheerful in very dangerous corners after

    Roll Call we were to have the biggest feed

    of our Lives as far as War Time was concerned

    as before we went up the Line about a

    Week before we were a 1000 odd Strong

    but we were now about 50 so all the

    Mens Parcel which were sent to us During

    that week had accumulated to us  During

    that week had accumulated whilst we

    were up the Line and when we got back

    there was all these Parcels and it was

    Impossible to send them back to England

    as all the Men whom they belonged were

    killed wounded and missing so we had

    to open about 500 Parcels To see if there

    were any Valueables sent out and to Return

    and all Perishable things to Eat such a

    Cakes and  ...  tins of Salmon Sardines

    chocolates cigarettes and Soap Towels we were

    allowed to have between us so we didnt

    half have a feed on them but it was

  • February 6, 2018 18:38:55 Annick Rodriguez

    Including cooks and Pioneer and Stone men

    but not Transport so we Lost about

    900 men in this Bottle which was about

    350 killed the rest Wounded and Missing

    as There were a few Prisoners taken and


  • February 6, 2018 18:35:06 Annick Rodriguez

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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Story location Mons, Belgium


ID
5061 / 63586
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Peter John Kitteringham
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