Mark VII in Méaulte - October, 1916

from A Subaltern on the Somme, page 125:

We have now had three days of rain in this place. Rowley decided yesterday that something must be done to cheer the fellows up; so we had an impromptu concert in a large outhouse, big enough to hold most of the men. As a concert it was not a success. We had no piano, and our stock of choruses soon ran out. Before the evening was half over, every officer, and then every humorist of the company, had taken his turn at speech- making, and finally we fell back upon the inevitable improper story. Even that didn’t raise much merriment... Still, we had beer, a full barrel of it, and all the …   more >>
cite as

Mark VII, A Subaltern on the Somme (New York, 1928), p. 125. accessed: 28 March, 2023

location of experience: Méaulte


Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


Max (Mark) Plowman served with the 10th Yorkshire regiment. Invalided home in 1917, he was the only serving soldier to be court-martialled for refusing to return to fight. He later became a pacifist.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:29:44 +0100