William George Elliott in Southsea Pier

from An octogenarian's personal life story, page 36:

[William George Elliott transferred to the ranks from the Band and Drums, and was eventually promoted to Corporal. He patrolled the Atlantic during World War I and was transferred to office work in Gosport following a period in the Royal Naval Hospital due to a breakdown]


Being in the Band as a boy, I loved music and consequently on Sundays I spent most of my time on Southsea Pier, where invariably there was a Band giving a performance. 

cite as

William George Elliott, An octogenarian's personal life story. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:228, p. 36. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1533109447829 accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Southsea Pier


William George Elliott
Royal Marine bugler Corporal, police officer, clerk, gunnery instructor

Listening to

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unspecified band music

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment outdoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:44:08 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:33:02 +0100