Jack Lanigan et al. in Albert, France - mid November, 1918

from Thy Kingdom DID Come, pages 46-48:

[Jack Lanigan was an army corporal in the newly formed ‘Royal Engineers, Roads’, posted near Albert, Somme, by the end of the First World War. Lanigan was a self-taught entertainer who imitated G.H. Elliott and Eugene Stratton, both famous for blackface song and dance routines]. 


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Jack Lanigan, Thy Kingdom DID Come. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:421, p. 46-48. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1538660838512 accessed: 29 November, 2023 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Albert, France


Jack Lanigan
District Sanitary Inspector, drain inspector, errand boy, Public Health Inspector

Listening to

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unspecified song and piano performance-- a musical performed by Soldiers
song and dance routine-- minstrel tradition performed by Jack Lanigan, Soldier
'My Little Octoroon' performed by Jack Lanigan, Soldier

Experience Information

Date/Time mid November, 1918
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Eugene Augustus Ruhlmann (Stratton was a stage name) was an American music hall performer who made his career in Britain and influenced the career of G.H Elliott. Both men performed in the black-face minstrel tradition and were extremely popular.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 14:47:19 +0100
Approved on Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:04:13 +0100