Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 54

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in the Front Line never allowed to take 

any clothes off you were Pretty well Dirty

and full of Vermin and the Trenches were

all dug through chalk which made it warm

for  Vermin so we got Properly Lousy Here

 Also Plenty of Rats but they were lovely

safe trenches you could Sleep Pretty

Safe here in the Dug out when you were

off Duty and Play Cards without a Shell

Bursting in the centre of them and Mixing

them up just to the Right of us here there

was another big Battle raging with the

French and German this time it was the

Battle of Lucky Lugar refinery and Each

day we could watch the Battle Through

our Perriscopes and watch the French

go over the top after terrific Bombardment

it was a Grand sight to watch the

Houses tumbling Down with Shrapnel

and High Explosive  shells the casualty

here were Enormous Both Sides there were

100,000 casualty both sides in the battle

which Lasted about a fortnight or so

while I was up the Line here I had the

good News Through that I and 3 others

were going on Leave for 7 Days to Blighty

so we Left the Line on Saturday Morning

and Arrived at Victoria on August

Sunday Morning exactly 14 Hours from

Leaving the Front Line but Traveling

about 6 Hours I was Smothered from head

to Feet in Mud when I got Home coming

Straight from the Front Line but I

didnt mind that I was out for a good time

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in the Front Line never allowed to take 

any clothes off you were Pretty well Dirty

and full of Vermin and the Trenches were

all dug through chalk which made it warm

for  Vermin so we got Properly Lousy Here

 Also Plenty of Rats but they were lovely

safe trenches you could Sleep Pretty

Safe here in the Dug out when you were

off Duty and Play Cards without a Shell

Bursting in the centre of them and Mixing

them up just to the Right of us here there

was another big Battle raging with the

French and German this time it was the

Battle of Lucky Lugar refinery and Each

day we could watch the Battle Through

our Perriscopes and watch the French

go over the top after terrific Bombardment

it was a Grand sight to watch the

Houses tumbling Down with Shrapnel

and High Explosive  shells the casualty

here were Enormous Both Sides there were

100,000 casualty both sides in the battle

which Lasted about a fortnight or so

while I was up the Line here I had the

good News Through that I and 3 others

were going on Leave for 7 Days to Blighty

so we Left the Line on Saturday Morning

and Arrived at Victoria on August

Sunday Morning exactly 14 Hours from

Leaving the Front Line but Traveling

about 6 Hours I was Smothered from head

to Feet in Mud when I got Home coming

Straight from the Front Line but I

didnt mind that I was out for a good time


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  • February 7, 2018 00:52:26 Annick Rodriguez

    in the Front Line never allowed to take 

    any clothes off you were Pretty well Dirty

    and full of Vermin and the Trenches were

    all dug through chalk which made it warm

    for  Vermin so we got Properly Lousy Here

     Also Plenty of Rats but they were lovely

    safe trenches you could Sleep Pretty

    Safe here in the Dug out when you were

    off Duty and Play Cards without a Shell

    Bursting in the centre of them and Mixing

    them up just to the Right of us here there

    was another big Battle raging with the

    French and German this time it was the

    Battle of Lucky Lugar refinery and Each

    day we could watch the Battle Through

    our Perriscopes and watch the French

    go over the top after terrific Bombardment

    it was a Grand sight to watch the

    Houses tumbling Down with Shrapnel

    and High Explosive  shells the casualty

    here were Enormous Both Sides there were

    100,000 casualty both sides in the battle

    which Lasted about a fortnight or so

    while I was up the Line here I had the

    good News Through that I and 3 others

    were going on Leave for 7 Days to Blighty

    so we Left the Line on Saturday Morning

    and Arrived at Victoria on August

    Sunday Morning exactly 14 Hours from

    Leaving the Front Line but Traveling

    about 6 Hours I was Smothered from head

    to Feet in Mud when I got Home coming

    Straight from the Front Line but I

    didnt mind that I was out for a good time

  • February 7, 2018 00:50:44 Annick Rodriguez

    in the Front Line never allowed to take 

    any clothes off you were Pretty well Dirty

    and full of Vermin and the Trenches were

    all dug through chalk which made it warm

    for  Vermin so we got Properly Lousy Here

     Also Plenty of Rats but they were lovely

    safe trenches you could Sleep Pretty

    Safe here in the Dug out when you were

    off Duty and Play Cards without a Shell

    Bursting in the centre of them and Mixing

    them up just to the Right of us here there

    was another big Battle raging with the

    French and German this time it was the

    Battle of Lucky Lugar refinery and Each

    day we could watch the Battle Through

    our Perriscopes and watch the French

    go over the top after terrific Bombardment

    it was a Grand sight to watch the

    Houses tumbling Down with Shrapnel

    and High Explosive  shells the casualty

    here were Enormous Both Sides there were

    100,000 casualty both sides in the battle

    which Lasted about a fortnight or so

    while I was up the Line here I had the

    good News Through that I and 3 others



  • February 7, 2018 00:50:11 Annick Rodriguez

    in the Front Line never allowed to take 

    any clothes off you were Pretty well Dirty

    and full of Vermin and the Trenches were

    all dug through chalk which made it warm

    for  Vermin so we got Properly Lousy Here

     Also Plenty of Rats but they were lovely

    safe trenches you could Sleep Pretty

    Safe here in the Dug out when you were

    off Duty and Play Cards without a Shell

    Bursting in the centre of them and Mixing

    them up just to the Right of us here there

    was another big Battle raging with the

    French and German this time it was the

    Battle of Lucky Lugar refinery and Each

    day we could watch the Battle Through

    our Perriscopes and watch the French

    go over the top after terrific Bombardment

    it was a Grand sight to watch the

    Houses tumbling Down with Shrapnel

    and High Explosive  shells the casualty

    here were Enormous Both Sides there were

    100,000 casualty both sides in the battle

    which Lasted about a fortnight or so


  • February 7, 2018 00:47:57 Annick Rodriguez

    in the Front Line never allowed to take 

    any clothes off you were Pretty well Dirty

    and full of Vermin and the Trenches were

    all dug through chalk which made it warm

    for  Vermin so we got Properly Lousy Here

     Also Plenty of Rats but they were lovely

    safe trenches you could Sleep Pretty

    Safe here in the Dug out when you were

    off Duty and Play Cards without a Shell

    Bursting in the centre of them and Mixing

    them up just to the Right of us here there

    was another big Battle raging with the

    French and German this time it was the

    Battle of Lucky Lugar refinery and Each

    day we could watch the Battle Through


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    Mons, Belgium

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