British soldiers et al. in Bailleul - 1 November, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 1 Nov. 1915, pages 70-71:

It's All Saints' Day and it's been pouring all day without ceasing. There was a service held in the Soldiers' Cemetery this afternoon for all our Tommies who were lying there.... We sang two hymns - 'For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest' and 'Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past' - then some prayers and a splendid short address from the chaplain.... After the sermon we sang 'Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow', then after the blessing 'God Save the King'. It was a simple little service, but I don't think one could forget it. The whole crowd of us stood singing in the pouring rain and …   more >>
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 1 Nov. 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 70-71. accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Bailleul


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Listening to

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For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest
God Save the King
written by Baron von Bunsen, Gerhard
Oh God Our Help in Ages Past
Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 November, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:33:21 +0100