Mark VII in Halloy - October, 1916

from A Subaltern on the Somme, page 118:

A day of sun and cool wind, perfect for marching, and the luck to be at the head of the column, immediately behind our newly formed drum-and-fife band, made the march to Halloy a pleasure. The noble band is only eight flutes, six bugles and six drums; but a little band goes a long way to shorten the road: even its failures, greeted with cheering, help men to keep their eyes off the “Boots-boots-boots-boots movin’ up and down again!”
cite as

Mark VII, A Subaltern on the Somme (New York, 1928), p. 118. accessed: 31 March, 2023

location of experience: Halloy


Mark VII
pacifist, Soldier, Writer

Experience Information

Date/Time October, 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 Wed, 04 Jun 2014 09:15:54 +0100