Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 51

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a very sad business Altogether as some of

the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up

to send these Parcels for Weeks as you could

tell by the Notes in them and a Packet of cigs

sent by there children with some very sad

notes and by the time they arrived the

men were no more or Else in Blighty

anyway we did not have much time to think

as we were To busy loading our Belly

and Putting the rest by for a Rainy day

as those Stunts dont come off every Day

so at night we had a very royal time

as we had a Pay day here and agourned to

the nearest Estament and Partook of

Plenty Vin Blance and had a good time

and when we came out at 9 o clock we

had a rare time as I got up in the Village

square and made a recruiting speech the

same as I imagined they did in London at

this time and cause I had to make the usual

collection so I was collecting cigarettes for

money I should think I had about 500 men

and women round me including all our Men

and a Lot of Officers anyway I amused them

all according to the Laughter and it made

us forget what we had been through as I

was unconcious of it all I had completely

forgotten about it now. The following Day

2 other men and myself were ordered to the

colonel Orderly Room I thought allow

did I say anything Wrong in my fun

or was I boozy the night before I did

not no what to think anyway I hoped for

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a very sad business Altogether as some of

the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up

to send these Parcels for Weeks as you could

tell by the Notes in them and a Packet of cigs

sent by there children with some very sad

notes and by the time they arrived the

men were no more or Else in Blighty

anyway we did not have much time to think

as we were To busy loading our Belly

and Putting the rest by for a Rainy day

as those Stunts dont come off every Day

so at night we had a very royal time

as we had a Pay day here and agourned to

the nearest Estament and Partook of

Plenty Vin Blance and had a good time

and when we came out at 9 o clock we

had a rare time as I got up in the Village

square and made a recruiting speech the

same as I imagined they did in London at

this time and cause I had to make the usual

collection so I was collecting cigarettes for

money I should think I had about 500 men

and women round me including all our Men

and a Lot of Officers anyway I amused them

all according to the Laughter and it made

us forget what we had been through as I

was unconcious of it all I had completely

forgotten about it now. The following Day

2 other men and myself were ordered to the

colonel Orderly Room I thought allow

did I say anything Wrong in my fun

or was I boozy the night before I did

not no what to think anyway I hoped for


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  • February 6, 2018 18:57:11 Annick Rodriguez

    a very sad business Altogether as some of

    the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

    Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up

    to send these Parcels for Weeks as you could

    tell by the Notes in them and a Packet of cigs

    sent by there children with some very sad

    notes and by the time they arrived the

    men were no more or Else in Blighty

    anyway we did not have much time to think

    as we were To busy loading our Belly

    and Putting the rest by for a Rainy day

    as those Stunts dont come off every Day

    so at night we had a very royal time

    as we had a Pay day here and agourned to

    the nearest Estament and Partook of

    Plenty Vin Blance and had a good time

    and when we came out at 9 o clock we

    had a rare time as I got up in the Village

    square and made a recruiting speech the

    same as I imagined they did in London at

    this time and cause I had to make the usual

    collection so I was collecting cigarettes for

    money I should think I had about 500 men

    and women round me including all our Men

    and a Lot of Officers anyway I amused them

    all according to the Laughter and it made

    us forget what we had been through as I

    was unconcious of it all I had completely

    forgotten about it now. The following Day

    2 other men and myself were ordered to the

    colonel Orderly Room I thought allow

    did I say anything Wrong in my fun

    or was I boozy the night before I did

    not no what to think anyway I hoped for

  • February 6, 2018 18:55:22 Annick Rodriguez

    a very sad business Altogether as some of

    the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

    Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up

    to send these Parcels for Weeks as you could

    tell by the Notes in them and a Packet of cigs

    sent by there children with some very sad

    notes and by the time they arrived the

    men were no more or Else in Blighty

    anyway we did not have much time to think

    as we were To busy loading our Belly

    and Putting the rest by for a Rainy day

    as those Stunts dont come off every Day

    so at night we had a very royal time

    as we had a Pay day here and agourned to

    the nearest Estament and Partook of

    Plenty Vin Blance and had a good time

    and when we came out at 9 o clock we

    had a rare time as I got up in the Village

    square and made a recruiting speech the

    same as I imagined they did in London at

    this time and cause I had to make the usual

    collection so I was collecting cigarettes for

    money I should think I had about 500 men

    and women round me including all our Men

    and a Lot of Officers anyway I amused them

    all according to the Laughter and it made

    us forget what we had been through as I

    was unconcious of it all I had completely

    forgotten about it now. The following Day

    2 other men and myself were ordered to the

    colonel Orderly Room I thought allow

    did I say anything Wrong in my 


  • February 6, 2018 18:51:49 Annick Rodriguez

    a very sad business Altogether as some of

    the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

    Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up

    to send these Parcels for Weeks as you could

    tell by the Notes in them and a Packet of cigs

    sent by there children with some very sad

    notes and by the time they arrived the

    men were no more or Else in Blighty

    anyway we did not have much time to think

    as we were To busy loading our Belly

    and Putting the rest by for a Rainy day

    as those Stunts dont come off every Day

    so at night we had a very royal time

    as we had a Pay day here and agourned to

    the nearest Estament and Partook of

    Plenty Vin Blance and 


  • February 6, 2018 18:51:16 Annick Rodriguez

    a very sad business Altogether as some of

    the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

    Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up

    to send these Parcels for Weeks as you could

    tell by the Notes in them and a Packet of cigs

    sent by there children with some very sad

    notes and by the time they arrived the

    men were no more or Else in Blighty

    anyway we did not have much time to think

    as we were To busy loading our Belly

    and Putting the rest by for a Rainy day

    as those Stunts dont come off every Day

    so at night we had a very royal time

    as we had a Pay day here and 


  • February 6, 2018 18:48:28 Annick Rodriguez

    a very sad business Altogether as some of

    the Poor Fellows Wives and Mothers and

    Sweethearts had been Perhaps been saving up


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