Roland Leighton in Norwich - 18 October, 1914

from Letter from Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain, 18 Oct. 1914, page 34:

It is Sunday evening and someone next door has begun to strum hymn tunes on a bad piano. It is 'Onward Christian Soldiers' now: but I am afraid that I am not at all in the mood for it.
cite as

Letter from Roland Leighton to Vera Brittain, 18 Oct. 1914. In A. G. Bishop and Mark Bostridge (ed.), Letters from a lost generation : First World War letters of Vera Brittain and four friends - Roland Leighton, Edward Brittain, Victor Richardson, Geoffrey Thurlow (:London, 1999), p. 34. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: Norwich


Roland Leighton
2nd lieutenant, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Onward Christian Soldiers
written by Arthur Sullivan, Sabine Baring-Gould

Experience Information

Date/Time 18 October, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in private


Roland served with 4th Battalion, The Norfolk Regiment.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 13 May 2014 12:01:35 +0100