Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 58

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each as we were getting near the Front Line

now after doing about 1 1/2 miles we were getting

a Bit dry and knocked out so we had a

drop of tea and what a slouch the cook

had put salt in it instead of sugar

that properly done it we could not take it back

to the village as the cook would rumble we

had been sneaking a drop and we new  knew  if we

took it up the line another 1/2 mile or so we

would have for certain to bring it back again

so what was we to do anyway we decided to

go back to the village after throwing it 

away as we were not giving it another joy

ride knowing it would be thrown away

so they made more tea in the meantime

they were getting a bit windy our company 

were what had happened to there tea so

they phoned to the village to see whether

we were alive and we eventually arrived

back to the line about 9.pm with our tea

in time for supper. I managed to get another

tiresome job on this night it happened that

the Germans had been shelling the line

pretty heavy all day and consequently they

broke a lot of the barbed wire entanglements

in front of our line and the engineers had

come up to put more up and they wanted

about a dozen men as covering party for

them while they repaired it so I was one

of the dozen as usual I was generally

made favorite when a job like this wanted

doing so we all had to go out to no mans

land with a Sergeant in charge and lay

there with our rifles ready in case the

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each as we were getting near the Front Line

now after doing about 1 1/2 miles we were getting

a Bit dry and knocked out so we had a

drop of tea and what a slouch the cook

had put salt in it instead of sugar

that properly done it we could not take it back

to the village as the cook would rumble we

had been sneaking a drop and we new  knew  if we

took it up the line another 1/2 mile or so we

would have for certain to bring it back again

so what was we to do anyway we decided to

go back to the village after throwing it 

away as we were not giving it another joy

ride knowing it would be thrown away

so they made more tea in the meantime

they were getting a bit windy our company 

were what had happened to there tea so

they phoned to the village to see whether

we were alive and we eventually arrived

back to the line about 9.pm with our tea

in time for supper. I managed to get another

tiresome job on this night it happened that

the Germans had been shelling the line

pretty heavy all day and consequently they

broke a lot of the barbed wire entanglements

in front of our line and the engineers had

come up to put more up and they wanted

about a dozen men as covering party for

them while they repaired it so I was one

of the dozen as usual I was generally

made favorite when a job like this wanted

doing so we all had to go out to no mans

land with a Sergeant in charge and lay

there with our rifles ready in case the


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  • February 7, 2018 02:22:33 Thomas A. Lingner

    each as we were getting near the Front Line

    now after doing about 1 1/2 miles we were getting

    a Bit dry and knocked out so we had a

    drop of tea and what a slouch the cook

    had put salt in it instead of sugar

    that properly done it we could not take it back

    to the village as the cook would rumble we

    had been sneaking a drop and we new  knew  if we

    took it up the line another 1/2 mile or so we

    would have for certain to bring it back again

    so what was we to do anyway we decided to

    go back to the village after throwing it 

    away as we were not giving it another joy

    ride knowing it would be thrown away

    so they made more tea in the meantime

    they were getting a bit windy our company 

    were what had happened to there tea so

    they phoned to the village to see whether

    we were alive and we eventually arrived

    back to the line about 9.pm with our tea

    in time for supper. I managed to get another

    tiresome job on this night it happened that

    the Germans had been shelling the line

    pretty heavy all day and consequently they

    broke a lot of the barbed wire entanglements

    in front of our line and the engineers had

    come up to put more up and they wanted

    about a dozen men as covering party for

    them while they repaired it so I was one

    of the dozen as usual I was generally

    made favorite when a job like this wanted

    doing so we all had to go out to no mans

    land with a Sergeant in charge and lay

    there with our rifles ready in case the


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Western Front




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