Edith Appleton in Bailleul - 14 November, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 14 Nov. 1915, page 75:

Today was chiefly remarkable for a concert, held to get some money for the Fund for British Prisoners in Germany.... The 13th Battalion Canadian Scottish pipers played in the interval - ten minutes without a break. It was a glorious noise of bagpipes and drums, and they brought with them their regimental mascot - a goat wearing a handsome silver collar. While they were making that deafening noise, it walked calmly among them, sniffing them and eating little bits of dust. The first half was the Canadian Minstrels, then after the interval ‘The Casualties’ did the rest. They were excellent - …   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 14 Nov. 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 75. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396796042540 accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: Bailleul


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Listening to

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God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen
written by Claude-Joseph Rouget de l'Isle
military bagpipe music performed by Band of the 13th Battalion Canadian

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:54:02 +0100