First Page of Diary

This variation odiary 01n a well known poem of the Great War is on the first page of Leo’s diary ( He was known to the family as Leo).

MY LITTLE WET HOME IN A TRENCH

Composed by a Member of one of London’s territorial battalions, in the First Battle of Ypres

A parody on “My little Grey home in the West”
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I’ve a little wet home in a trench
Where the rain storms continually drench
There’s a dead cow outside
With her hooves towards the sky
And she gives off a beautiful stench
While “Jack Johnsons” tear
Through the rain sodden air
O’er my little wet home in a trench

There are snipers who keep on the go
So one must keep his “Napper” down low
And their “Star shells” at night
Make a deuce of a light
Which causes the language to flow
While “Bully” and biscuits we chew
For it’s months since we tasted a stew
But with shells dropping near
There’s no place can compare
With my little wet home in the trench

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