Evelyn Southwell in France - 5 August, 1916

from Two Men: A Memoir, pages 284-5:

This first visit to the wood was the most unpleasant time we have had, in some ways, which is consoling-now it's over!! Our casualties, owing to the vigorous digging which the men put in, were quite small. One rather tragic figure, though he was brave enough, and only rather badly shaken, was Wallis, our comic singer, who had certainly had as bad a time as most others among the men. It was in the recreation room at Arras, in the ------- , that he first came out strong as a humorist; and to see the poor fellow scared badly-and no wonder-during these later days of our trip, was sad for anyone …   more >>
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Hugh Howson, Two Men: A Memoir (), p. 284-5. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1435577795797 accessed: 22 April, 2024

location of experience: France


Evelyn Southwell
Schoolmaster, Officer (armed forces)

Listening to

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Comic songs
written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, John L Hatton
performed by Wallis

Experience Information

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


Letter from Evelyn Southwell to his father (6th Sept 1916)

Originally submitted by sp327 on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:36:36 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:15:53 +0000