Wilf standing on left; his comrade presently unknown ウィルフ(左)、戦友の名前不詳
This is the WWI war diary of Wilfred Sellars (1893-1988). He enlisted in September 1914 and was active on the Western Front from Jan 1915 until August 1918. (His Lives of the First World War link is here.) He wrote an entry for most of his days in the war and these appear here day by day, as they were recorded, 100 years on.
A note for Wilf’s descendants and their friends in Japan: このサイトは 第一次世界大戦に参戦したウィルフレッド・セラーズ の第一次世界大戦戦場日記を公開するサイトです。1915年1月から1918年 8月 まで戦場にいて、その間ほぼ毎日日記をつけていた。そして100年後の今 このサイトを通して初めて一般の人の目に触れる事となります。
In January 1915, he was ready to set sail for France …
Friday Aug 17 to Wed Sept 5 1917
Still in Morchies sunken road. Very quiet and awfully monotonous.
Cinema opened at Lebucquiere (map) which made pleasant change, though a long walk in.
Thursday 16 Aug 1917
Bit better today and better weather.
Wednesday 15 Aug 1917
Dull and stormy.
To Morchies (map) for water. Feeling very bad.
Tuesday Aug 14 1917
Laurie (Laura) 24.
29th Battery in next sunken road violently bumped all day. Two guns dissed and two men killed.
Saw 20 or 30 Huns through glasses during two hours at O.P. (outlook post?)
Tuesday Aug 7 1917
Again fine. Heavy storms all week. Caught flu.
Monday 6 Aug 1917
Bright and warm again. All bed and work these days.