Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 56

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German Line was about 600 Yards from our

Line and you could only get near for

Listening Purposes through a system of

Safe Small Trenches dug out toward the

German Line we we used to a Sentry go

and Listen for news such as finding out

whether they were undermining us as we were

undermining their Trenches so before the Loos

Battle opened out we found it was too far

for the men to go over the Top and run 600

Yards to the German Line it would cause too

many casualty only our Barage of Fire to

Protect them so we lad to walk over

the Top one night to within 100 Yards of

the German Line and starts digging another

Trench which was a very Ticklish job any

how we had to start it and Fritz got to

Here us didn't he Let us have it with

Machine guns and Bombs and we had to

Stick this digging until nearly dalight  daylight and

we had a lot more casualty as now we had

our Regt. made up to about 700 again with

Drafts from England as we  were getting ready

for another over the top one consolation we

had a day off next day for doing the Digging

not a day off to go where you like & only in

a Dugout in the Front Line but no guard

duty as when you are in the line you have

2 hours on the  Finestif  looking over No Mans Land

and about 4 hours off night and day while

you are in the front line but second line

was much missing while we were here the

Kitcheners Army had started to come out to

France and we had the 15th Division all




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German Line was about 600 Yards from our

Line and you could only get near for

Listening Purposes through a system of

Safe Small Trenches dug out toward the

German Line we we used to a Sentry go

and Listen for news such as finding out

whether they were undermining us as we were

undermining their Trenches so before the Loos

Battle opened out we found it was too far

for the men to go over the Top and run 600

Yards to the German Line it would cause too

many casualty only our Barage of Fire to

Protect them so we lad to walk over

the Top one night to within 100 Yards of

the German Line and starts digging another

Trench which was a very Ticklish job any

how we had to start it and Fritz got to

Here us didn't he Let us have it with

Machine guns and Bombs and we had to

Stick this digging until nearly dalight  daylight and

we had a lot more casualty as now we had

our Regt. made up to about 700 again with

Drafts from England as we  were getting ready

for another over the top one consolation we

had a day off next day for doing the Digging

not a day off to go where you like & only in

a Dugout in the Front Line but no guard

duty as when you are in the line you have

2 hours on the  Finestif  looking over No Mans Land

and about 4 hours off night and day while

you are in the front line but second line

was much missing while we were here the

Kitcheners Army had started to come out to

France and we had the 15th Division all





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  • February 7, 2018 02:10:10 Thomas A. Lingner

    German Line was about 600 Yards from our

    Line and you could only get near for

    Listening Purposes through a system of

    Safe Small Trenches dug out toward the

    German Line we we used to a Sentry go

    and Listen for news such as finding out

    whether they were undermining us as we were

    undermining their Trenches so before the Loos

    Battle opened out we found it was too far

    for the men to go over the Top and run 600

    Yards to the German Line it would cause too

    many casualty only our Barage of Fire to

    Protect them so we lad to walk over

    the Top one night to within 100 Yards of

    the German Line and starts digging another

    Trench which was a very Ticklish job any

    how we had to start it and Fritz got to

    Here us didn't he Let us have it with

    Machine guns and Bombs and we had to

    Stick this digging until nearly dalight  daylight and

    we had a lot more casualty as now we had

    our Regt. made up to about 700 again with

    Drafts from England as we  were getting ready

    for another over the top one consolation we

    had a day off next day for doing the Digging

    not a day off to go where you like & only in

    a Dugout in the Front Line but no guard

    duty as when you are in the line you have

    2 hours on the  Finestif  looking over No Mans Land

    and about 4 hours off night and day while

    you are in the front line but second line

    was much missing while we were here the

    Kitcheners Army had started to come out to

    France and we had the 15th Division all





  • February 7, 2018 01:40:06 Annick Rodriguez

    German Line was about 600 Yards from our

    Line and you could only get near for

    Listening Purposes through a system of

    Safe Small Trenches dug out toward the

    German Line we we used to a Sentry go

    and Listen for news such as finding out

    whether they were undermining us as we were

    undermining their Trenches so before the Loos

    Battle opened out we found it was too far

    for the men to go over the Top and run 600

    Yards to the German Line it would cause too

    many casualty only our Barage of Fire to

    Protect them so we lad to walk over

    the Top one night to within 100 Yards of

    the German Line and starts digging another

    Trench which was a very Ticklish job any

    how we had to start it and Fritz got to



  • February 7, 2018 01:27:42 Annick Rodriguez

    German Line was about 600 Yards from our

    Line and you could only get near for

    Listening Purposes through a system of

    Safe Small Trenches dug out toward the

    German Line we we used to a Sentry go

    and Listen for news such as finding out

    whether they were undermining us as we were

    undermining their Trenches so before the Loos

    Battle opened out we found it was too far

    for the men to go over the Top and run 600

    Yards to the German Line it would cause too

    many casualty only our Barage of Fire to

    Protect them so we lad to walk over

    the Top one night to within 100 Yards of

    the German Line and starts digging another

    Trench which was a very Ticklish job any


  • February 7, 2018 01:25:03 Annick Rodriguez

    German Line was about 600 Yards from our

    Line and you could only get near for

    Listening Purposes through a system of

    Safe Small Trenches dug out toward the

    German Line we we used to a Sentry go

    and Listen for news such as finding out

    whether they were undermining us as we were

    undermining their Trenches so before the Loos

    Battle opened out we found it was too far

    for the men to go over the Top and run 600

    Yards to the German Line it would cause too


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    Mons, Belgium

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