Norman Demuth in France - 1916

from Forgotten Voices of the Great War, pages 165-166:

From a practical point of view there was no religion in the front line, although our unit padre used to come and visit us quite a lot. But he was never allowed to stay in one place for too long because he got in the way. Behind the line there were the usual church services and then there was a church parade on a Sunday, in which the whole battalion sang lusty hymns to a wheezy harmonium and the padre preached a sermon that you couldn't hear anyhow.
cite as

Max Arthur (ed.), Forgotten Voices of the Great War (London, 2002), p. 165-166. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: France


Norman Demuth

Experience Information

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


Private Norman Demuth served with 1/5th Battalion, London Regiment.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:53:02 +0100