Henry Buckle in Meteren - 3 April, 1915

from Diary of Lance-Corporal Henry Buckle, 4 April 1915, page 39:

Seem to be dumped here for a day or so, seven of us at a farm, sleeping in the hayloft. The others are spread out all over the village in barns and other farms.... Great doings at the farm, extra café all round, and a sort of impromptu concert last night, in which the star performer was the old farmer with songs of the Franco-Prussian war. He pranced around slaying imaginary enemies and ended by unearthing a bottle of vin-rouge...
cite as

Henry Buckle, Diary of Lance-Corporal Henry Buckle, 4 April 1915. In David Read (ed.), A Tommy's Sketchbook (Stroud, 2012), p. 39. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1399974414992 accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: Meteren


Henry Buckle
whitesmith, Soldier

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 April, 1915
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others


Henry served with 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 13 May 2014 10:46:55 +0100