Mark VII in Somme - November, 1916

from A Subaltern on the Somme, page 155:

Lord! What a march! The men are still straggling in. About three-quarters of the company arrived with the column this morning, and I honestly believe half my platoon would have dropped out if it hadn’t been for Jackson, who simply wouldn’t let them stop singing. That little man is a marvel. I have never seen such pluck.
cite as

Mark VII, A Subaltern on the Somme (New York, 1928), p. 155. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401871183496 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Somme

Listeners

Mark VII
pacifist, Writer, Soldier
1883-1941

Experience Information

Date/Time November, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Notes

Max (Mark) Plowman served with the 10th Yorkshire regiment. Invalided home in 1917, he was the only serving soldier to be court-martialled for refusing to return to fight. He later became a pacifist.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:39:43 +0100