Edith Appleton in Bailleul - 17 October, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 17 Oct. 1915, pages 64-65:

On the way home we met a battalion coming in from the trenches for a rest - a ragged, sandy-looking crew, but very happy, singing and cheering as they marched along to the music of a drum and fife band.... They were cheering for anything and nothing - they cheered when they passed us - and the little band, away at the head of the line could hardly be heard from the noise they made.
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 17 Oct. 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 64-65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396631514349 accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Bailleul


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 October, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:11:54 +0100