British NCO served with 1/9th Bn King's Liverpool Regt in GB and on Western Front, 1914-1917
REEL 1 Work as bank clerk prior to enlistment into army, 9/1914. Account of attack with 1/9th Bn King's Liverpool Regt in Festubert sector, Bethune area, France, 9/5/1915: prior acclimatisation period in Neuve Chapelle sector; false start before moving up into line, 8/5/1915; waiting over night in jumping off trenches; support role in attack; taking over command as lance corporal on death of sergeant during advance across No Man's Land; heading towards gaps in German breastwork trenches; situation; German shell and machine gun fire whilst going back with party to bring up ammunition; inadequacy of preliminary bombardment; cancellation of further planned attacks; move to rear area; severe casualties; personal morale. Recollections of attack in Loos sector, 25/9/1915: role of Green's Force in Lone Tree sector; role with Regimental Aid Post; opinion of Lieutenant Colonel F W Ramsay; souvenirs taken from German POWs; assisting in evacuation of wounded; story of losing way at night on battlefield; view of battery of guns coming into action and subsequent German shells fire. Wound from German shell near White Chateau, Ypres area, Belgium, 29/6/1917.