Walter J.E. Elliott in Carnoy - 6 October, 1915

from Untitled: Walter J.E. Elliott memoir, page 51:

[The listening experience is taken by Walter Elliott from his ‘Somme Diary’, covering the period 3 August 1915 – 4 January 1916]


October 1—wood shelled, lucky escape, water in pump frozen.

[October] 3 To Carnoy with No. 2 Section, nearer to front line, worked in Sap under Church, unearthed skeletons, lots of bones, looked at front line.

[October] 5 S.L. wet through again. [October] 6 Heard from Cecil at Rouen, he reports Draft of 20 coming to join us, went to  Whizbang Concert Party Show, O.C. pays for five tickets for each Section. 

cite as

Walter John Eugene Elliott, Untitled: Walter J.E. Elliott memoir. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:227, p. 51. accessed: 18 July, 2024

location of experience: Carnoy


Walter J.E. Elliott
cycle and motor mechanic, Post Office telegram messenger boy, soldier (army mechanic)

Listening to

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unspecified concert music performed by Whizbang Concert Party

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 October, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:34:10 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:48:17 +0100