Eleanora Pemberton in Boulogne-sur-Mer - mid November, 1914

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, page 47:

...I stood with the others on the quay at Boulogne and watched Lord Roberts’ little coffin brought down to be put on a ship to go back to England. He had died at the age of eighty-two while visiting the Indian troops at the Front. It was a wonderful sight and a most moving one. A little coffin - a very small one because he was very short, of course... And the band played ‘The Last Post’ and then ‘The Dead March in Saul’. It was a most moving occasion. I shall never forget it. I can see it now.
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 47. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1401984378472 accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Boulogne-sur-Mer


Listening to

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The Dead March (in Saul)
written by George Frideric Handel
The Last Post

Experience Information

Date/Time mid November, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:06:19 +0100