Caption: Under shell fire from the Germans, Canadian troops approach the front line along a communication trench
in October 1916.
A hundred yards of the communication trench
was waterlogged, being four feet deep in some parts.
I heard someone say that Captain Thomas had gone down the communication trench
, which was now being shelled by five-point-nines; so I went after him in case he had a message to send back to the Company - I was not aware that he had taken an orderly with him.
We went down the communication trench
and had a rest where the trench branched off in different directions to the front-line companies.
The following month, he held a Turkish communication trench
alone under murderous fire until a barrier had been built behind him.
In standing trenches our telephone lines generally ran down the communication trench
from Battalion Headquarters to the front-line companies and then along the front-line trench.
He did not come back to the trench that night, and we began wondering whether he had been hit out with a shell when making his way down the communication trench
Yes, he drunk them out of house and home and walked down the communication trench
as sober as a judge.
Very nearly opposite the entrance of the communication trench
was a solitary house which an elderly Frenchman from Armentieres had taken possession of, and he was soon selling beer and ving blong and doing a roaring trade; many a day if we had any money we would slip down the communication trench
with rum jars, pretending we were going for water.
There was no communication trench
and we used to travel back and forth to the village at night over a corduroy track which looked like a long black winding snake stretching over the top of the ground.