Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 60

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the Sunday morning it was our turn to go

over and take a little Wood were a few

German guns were doing a lot of damage

so we took the Wood with a very few

casualty and captured the guns 3 of them

but another Regt on our Right Claimed

one of them but most of our casualtys

here was not with going over the top so 

much as with the Shells dropping in

the Trenches as the Germans had the distance

beautifully it was here were there was a 

Trench dug through a cemetery and either

side of the trench was bones and bits of

coffins all over it it made you feel as if 

you had been dead a few years and woke

up to have a look round there were

hundreds of prisoners captured here and we

were still advancing bit by bit and

Holding what had been taken the following

day we were expecting to go over again

as there was still more ground to be

taken to straighten the line out but

while we were sweating on going over we

had a surprise as the Brigade of Guards

Marched through the Trench in single file

and when they were all in they faced the

German line and an Officer with them the

Colonel I should imagine came through

he had an overcoat and revolver and walking

stick and yellow gloves he simply jumped up

on the parapet of the trench and calmly

looked round with shell shrapnel and

bullets whizzing all round him he took

no notice of this only surveying the

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the Sunday morning it was our turn to go

over and take a little Wood were a few

German guns were doing a lot of damage

so we took the Wood with a very few

casualty and captured the guns 3 of them

but another Regt on our Right Claimed

one of them but most of our casualtys

here was not with going over the top so 

much as with the Shells dropping in

the Trenches as the Germans had the distance

beautifully it was here were there was a 

Trench dug through a cemetery and either

side of the trench was bones and bits of

coffins all over it it made you feel as if 

you had been dead a few years and woke

up to have a look round there were

hundreds of prisoners captured here and we

were still advancing bit by bit and

Holding what had been taken the following

day we were expecting to go over again

as there was still more ground to be

taken to straighten the line out but

while we were sweating on going over we

had a surprise as the Brigade of Guards

Marched through the Trench in single file

and when they were all in they faced the

German line and an Officer with them the

Colonel I should imagine came through

he had an overcoat and revolver and walking

stick and yellow gloves he simply jumped up

on the parapet of the trench and calmly

looked round with shell shrapnel and

bullets whizzing all round him he took

no notice of this only surveying the


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  • February 7, 2018 02:34:30 Thomas A. Lingner

    the Sunday morning it was our turn to go

    over and take a little Wood were a few

    German guns were doing a lot of damage

    so we took the Wood with a very few

    casualty and captured the guns 3 of them

    but another Regt on our Right Claimed

    one of them but most of our casualtys

    here was not with going over the top so 

    much as with the Shells dropping in

    the Trenches as the Germans had the distance

    beautifully it was here were there was a 

    Trench dug through a cemetery and either

    side of the trench was bones and bits of

    coffins all over it it made you feel as if 

    you had been dead a few years and woke

    up to have a look round there were

    hundreds of prisoners captured here and we

    were still advancing bit by bit and

    Holding what had been taken the following

    day we were expecting to go over again

    as there was still more ground to be

    taken to straighten the line out but

    while we were sweating on going over we

    had a surprise as the Brigade of Guards

    Marched through the Trench in single file

    and when they were all in they faced the

    German line and an Officer with them the

    Colonel I should imagine came through

    he had an overcoat and revolver and walking

    stick and yellow gloves he simply jumped up

    on the parapet of the trench and calmly

    looked round with shell shrapnel and

    bullets whizzing all round him he took

    no notice of this only surveying the


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    Mons, Belgium

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  • Story location Mons, Belgium


ID
5061 / 63596
Source
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Contributor
Peter John Kitteringham
License
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  • Western Front




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