Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 57

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Scotch Highland Regt. to show them how to

go on in the Trenches they were split up among 

us about 4 of them to 4 of us in each

Barricade they said to us when they first

came up what time do we go over clam I said

you will get plenty of that quite quick enough

the morning after this there was a shell burst

right on top of our trench in our Portion which

was very unfortunate as it killed two of the men

of our Regt. who had only come from England

two days before and I had a very nice job on

I had to carry both of them out of the Line

about 2 miles through trenches one with half 

his head off which I wrapped and tied in 

a sand bag over where his head was I had

to carry him out to the Village for burial

and came back for the other one I had

the day off after this job but when all the

new men to France see this it made them

a little bit more cautious about looking

over the top I had a funny experience up

here I was one of a Party to go out and get the

Tea one day from the cooks in the village

about 8 of us with a corporal which was about

one hour each way through the trenches to

the village the trenches started at the village

and went right through to the front line

about two miles of mud to walk through so it was

no easy job we had a Dixie to carry between

2 of us and another carry the bread and

jam and margarine if your lucky anyway we

got the tea alright and was coming back to

the front line with it when all of a sudden

one of us should suggest having a drop

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Scotch Highland Regt. to show them how to

go on in the Trenches they were split up among 

us about 4 of them to 4 of us in each

Barricade they said to us when they first

came up what time do we go over clam I said

you will get plenty of that quite quick enough

the morning after this there was a shell burst

right on top of our trench in our Portion which

was very unfortunate as it killed two of the men

of our Regt. who had only come from England

two days before and I had a very nice job on

I had to carry both of them out of the Line

about 2 miles through trenches one with half 

his head off which I wrapped and tied in 

a sand bag over where his head was I had

to carry him out to the Village for burial

and came back for the other one I had

the day off after this job but when all the

new men to France see this it made them

a little bit more cautious about looking

over the top I had a funny experience up

here I was one of a Party to go out and get the

Tea one day from the cooks in the village

about 8 of us with a corporal which was about

one hour each way through the trenches to

the village the trenches started at the village

and went right through to the front line

about two miles of mud to walk through so it was

no easy job we had a Dixie to carry between

2 of us and another carry the bread and

jam and margarine if your lucky anyway we

got the tea alright and was coming back to

the front line with it when all of a sudden

one of us should suggest having a drop


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  • February 7, 2018 02:16:38 Thomas A. Lingner

    Scotch Highland Regt. to show them how to

    go on in the Trenches they were split up among 

    us about 4 of them to 4 of us in each

    Barricade they said to us when they first

    came up what time do we go over clam I said

    you will get plenty of that quite quick enough

    the morning after this there was a shell burst

    right on top of our trench in our Portion which

    was very unfortunate as it killed two of the men

    of our Regt. who had only come from England

    two days before and I had a very nice job on

    I had to carry both of them out of the Line

    about 2 miles through trenches one with half 

    his head off which I wrapped and tied in 

    a sand bag over where his head was I had

    to carry him out to the Village for burial

    and came back for the other one I had

    the day off after this job but when all the

    new men to France see this it made them

    a little bit more cautious about looking

    over the top I had a funny experience up

    here I was one of a Party to go out and get the

    Tea one day from the cooks in the village

    about 8 of us with a corporal which was about

    one hour each way through the trenches to

    the village the trenches started at the village

    and went right through to the front line

    about two miles of mud to walk through so it was

    no easy job we had a Dixie to carry between

    2 of us and another carry the bread and

    jam and margarine if your lucky anyway we

    got the tea alright and was coming back to

    the front line with it when all of a sudden

    one of us should suggest having a drop


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Story location Mons, Belgium


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5061 / 63593
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Peter John Kitteringham
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  • English

  • Western Front




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