Extract from the diary of Norman Hughes, “B” Coy, 1/4th Ches. Regt. 53rd (Welsh) Division
[Norman Hughes came from Neston. In Gallipoli with the 4th Bn]
In the Fire Trench.
System of Working, Watching & Resting
Whole trench divided into squads of 18 men.
6 men Working for 4 hours
6 “ Watching “ “ “
6 “ Resting “ “ “
Working Men do all fatigue.
Watching Men divided into two sets; 3 on Sentry 3 sitting down by their sides, always alert.
Sentries must not smoke.
“For those that work so shall they eat”
“Keep Diligent, Watch and Pray”
“Come unto me & I will give you rest.”