Evelyn Southwell in France - 5 August, 1916

from Two Men: A Memoir, page 273:

Incredibly good concert in the orchard last night. One Baynes (late C.U.B.C.; he rowed against me) is now our M.O., and very remarkable he is: he is one of those men who sing like birds, and swim, and dive (WITH somersaults), and do a lot of shouting, and are very good, in fine. You should have heard him take 300 men clean off their feet with 'Songs of Araby' last night; an old, old friend, of course, but I never saw it so effective. Nor any one so priceless as the modern R.F.C. man: he is perfectly immaculate, salutes all officers, and drills like a guardsman. He was much in request at the…   more >>

cite as

Hugh Howson, Two Men: A Memoir (), p. 273. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435577123675 accessed: 25 April, 2024

location of experience: France


Evelyn Southwell
Schoolmaster, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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I'll sing thee songs of Araby
written by W.G. Willis, Frederic Clay
performed by Baynes

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 August, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


Letter from Evelyn Southwell to H.E.E. Howson (6th Aug 1916)

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:25:23 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:14:25 +0000