Henry Buckle in Boulogne-sur-Mer - 29 March, 1915

from Diary of Lance-Corporal Henry Buckle, 29 Mar. 1915, page 33:

We are in France after all the rumours... Stepping ashore at midnight, the first people to greet us was a group of Red Cross nurses, practically, very cheery and jovial, but otherwise they gave us much food for thought. Spent the rest of the night under canvas on top of the hill at Boulogne, climbing thereto over the cobbles accompanied by a couple of small boys (at that time of night) singing snatches of Tiperrary, in very broken English.
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Henry Buckle, Diary of Lance-Corporal Henry Buckle, 29 Mar. 1915. In David Read (ed.), A Tommy's Sketchbook (Stroud, 2012), p. 33. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399973464425 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Boulogne-sur-Mer


Henry Buckle
whitesmith, Soldier

Listening to

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Experience Information

Date/Time 29 March, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors


Henry served with 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 13 May 2014 10:31:04 +0100