At the outbreak of WW1, three young men from Derby answer Kitchener’s call for volunteers, they wave goodbye to their loved ones to set off on what they regard as an adventure.
After months of training in Britain, they are sent to the front. The constant threat of artillery bombardment and the randomness of life and death soon dispel any thoughts they had of adventure.
Close friendship and a dark sense of humour is the only thing that makes life bearable in the horror they face in the trenches.
In memory of Private Bertram Allen Ward, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Lest we forget.
TRENCH 31 By Clive Ward, Woofer Veteran