Edith Appleton in Étretat - 25 December, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, Christmas Day 1915, pages 87-88:

At five they [the patients] had tea, each landing feeding its own men. It was a big job feeding my 70-odd - and they did all eat. They looked rather pretty, sitting under the decorations in their blue clothes and the caps from their crackers. We iced two of the cakes and lit fancy candles on them, then after tea they settled down to a sing-song among themselves. The CO came and told them a few Irish stories and I joined Matron’s party to go to dinner at the officers’ mess. I did not want to, as I was very tired, but I enjoyed it very much, all the same. We had a good dinner with claret, …   more >>
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Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, Christmas Day 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 87-88. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1396797944122 accessed: 20 July, 2024

location of experience: Étretat


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Listening to

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For They Are Jolly Good Fellows

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 December, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:25:44 +0100