William George Elliott in Royal Marine Barracks, Plymouth

from An octogenarian's personal life story, pages 57-58:

[William George Elliott’s promotion to Sergeant Major in the late 1920s meant that he and his wide Ada and son George would be able to settle together at the Royal Marine Barracks, Plymouth]


My duties were various, always on call, not like now [1970s] with telephones everywhere, by a system of bugle calls, each Sergeant Major could be contacted to report to the Orderly Room for Orders. 

cite as

William George Elliott, An octogenarian's personal life story. In Brunel University Burnett Archive of Working Class Autobiographies, number 1:228, p. 57-58. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1533110723699 accessed: 23 May, 2024

location of experience: Royal Marine Barracks, Plymouth


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

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unspecified Bugle calls performed by Royal Marine Bugler

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Medium live

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:05:24 +0100
Approved on Thu, 25 Oct 2018 18:01:19 +0100