Jack Gearing in Suvla - August, 1915

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, page 125:

Every Sunday we used to try and have a service on board and we sang hymns which were heard by the soldiers on shore. They told us how much it meant to them so whenever we scrubbed the decks we sang out as loud as we could all the old hymns to inspire them: ‘Onward, Christian Soldiers’, ‘Fight the Good Fight’, anything that was rousing. It cheered us up, too.
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 125. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402054879496 accessed: 29 February, 2024

location of experience: Suvla


Jack Gearing
ordinary seaman

Listening to

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

Experience Information

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


Ordinary Seaman Jack Gearing served with the Benbow Battalion, Royal Naval Division.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:41:19 +0100