Mark VII in Le Meillard - August, 1916

from A Subaltern on the Somme, pages 60-63:

On the march ....We are marching as a brigade, and strict march discipline is observed... [O]ne's chief duty, as a platoon commander on the march, is to see that the men keep properly closed up, taking no more than their correct amount of road-space either way... At present we have no band: not only the bandsmen but the instruments were lost on July 1st. However, I hear the colonel is keen to raise something in the drum-and-fife line, and the men will welcome it, first with jeers and then with cheers, like every innovation. They whistle and sing anything but Tipperary, which, I …   more >>
cite as

Mark VII, A Subaltern on the Somme (New York, 1928), p. 60-63. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Le Meillard


Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer

Listening to

hide composers
I want to go home
The Long Trail

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1916
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors


Max (Mark) Plowman served with the 10th Yorkshire regiment. Invalided home in 1917, he was the only serving soldier to be court-martialled for refusing to return to fight. He later became a pacifist.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Tue, 03 Jun 2014 18:18:17 +0100