Henry Buckle in Rouen - mid October, 1915

from Diary of Lance-Corporal Henry Buckle, Oct. 1915, pages 148-149:

The orderly brought a gramophone in today, had a few records going, but not many, for have to think of the other chaps. One poor fellow in the top bed is in a very bad way, shrapnel all over him and had many operations. He moans badly sometimes. Understand this is rather a big Hospital converted from a Convent; several huts like this are built in the yard and grounds.
cite as

Henry Buckle, Diary of Lance-Corporal Henry Buckle, Oct. 1915. In David Read (ed.), A Tommy's Sketchbook (Stroud, 2012), p. 148-149. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399976623840 accessed: 4 March, 2024

location of experience: Rouen


Henry Buckle
whitesmith, Soldier

Experience Information

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


Henry served with 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment. His knee was injured in a trench collapse, and he was subsequently invalided out of the army.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 13 May 2014 11:23:44 +0100