Neil A. C. Weir in Ploegsteert - early , month unknown, 1916

from War Diary of Capt. Neil Weir, Jan-Mar 1916, page 51:

When we first saw the village of 'Plugstreet' [Ploegsteert] it was practically intact. The Boche rarely shelled it owing to the number of spies living in it... We...put our main trench into some state of repair and started to rebuild the parapets... Our tours out we spent at the hutments at Rabot, where there were decent baths and we could always get into Armentières... There was a good canteen at Romarin, where entertainments and cinema shows were given. I remember Lena Ashwell's party coming with their baby piano.
cite as

Neil A. C. Weir, War Diary of Capt. Neil Weir, Jan-Mar 1916. In Saul David (ed.), Mud and Bodies: The War Diaries and Letters of Capt. N. A. C. Weir, 1914-1920 (London, 2013), p. 51. accessed: 31 March, 2023

location of experience: Ploegsteert


Neil A. C. Weir
Officer (armed forces)

Experience Information

Date/Time early , month unknown, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Neil Weir served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:04:24 +0100