William George Elliott in a trip from Plymouth to Malta - the 1920's

from An octogenarian's personal life story, page 50:

So back I went to the Mediterranean, once more. There was a massive fleet in that part of the world, based on Malta at that time […]

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On that ship [HMS Warspite] also was a “Royal Marine Band” from the “School of Music” at Eastney, a Bandmaster, Band Corporal and about fifteen musicians. Their role consisted of providing music on festive occasions, dances and Officers Mess Dinners. Of course each of these musicians had a role also to play in the defence of the ship […]

cite as

William George Elliott, An octogenarian's personal life story. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:228, p. 50. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1533110109717 accessed: 22 October, 2021

location of experience: a trip from Plymouth to Malta

Listeners

William George Elliott
Royal Marine bugler Corporal, police officer, clerk, gunnery instructor
1893-

Listening to

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unspecified band music performed by Royal Marine Band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:55:10 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:48:35 +0100