British soldiers et al. in Bailleul - 1 November, 1915

from Diary of Edith Appleton, 1 Nov. 1915, pages 70-71:

It's All Saints' Day and it's been pouring all day without ceasing. There was a service held in the Soldiers' Cemetery this afternoon for all our Tommies who were lying there.... We sang two hymns - 'For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest' and 'Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past' - then some prayers and a splendid short address from the chaplain.... After the sermon we sang 'Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow', then after the blessing 'God Save the King'. It was a simple little service, but I don't think one could forget it. The whole crowd of us stood singing in the pouring rain and …   more >>
cite as

Edith Appleton, Diary of Edith Appleton, 1 Nov. 1915. In Ruth Cowen (ed.), A Nurse at the Front (London, 2013), p. 70-71. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Bailleul


Edith Appleton
nurse, QAIMNS nurse

Listening to

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For All the Saints Who from Their Labours Rest
God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen
O God Our Help in Ages Past
Through the Night of Doubt and Sorrow

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 November, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:33:21 +0100