Viewing page 10 of 34

(13)
a runer came in the trench.and went to the Dugout. then the sergeant came out to me and said boys the lieutenant wont you to come to his Dugout at once, so I did, he tole me what I were to Do and I came Back for mess and I got ready. By that time it were Dark. I [[strikethrough]] stop [[/strikethrough]] stoped at the lieutenant and got all Detals of what I were to do. it were all I could do were to get to that track. after I got on the track I had a mile to go down = the track to the P.C. where I were to report, it were so Dark that I wolked off of the track some times, and it were in Bad conditions all so from the = shells But I got there all right. made my report. I were to gard the track that night, ontell all, of oir men. were out. it were 5.30, when the last plattoon
[[end page]]
[[start page]]
14
past me. I went Back to the trenches a gan for my stuff. and befor I were ready to go I took a sleep then I had mess from  the french kitchen. then  I stared of for= my five miles hike. the rest of the ten Days were the same as ever. the next= tion came. Back to the trenches of the = x shampagim [[citur?]] that pirt of France is all mountens. and a Bad place for any one to be in, for the Germans were all ways shellen them. one time there. my Plattoon were in NO 9. Dugout that is the way we Call it. at that time, I were Corp of the gard at the P.G. after my time were up and all new men were placeds. I stired for my Dugout it were not fir if I could go strigth to it . But I could not do so, so I hadto go round a Bout way to get to my Dugout. I made it all well 
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.