Edward Stewart-Humphries in Woolwich, England - 1906

from Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906, page 57:

[In 1906 Edward Stewart-Humphries joined the 5th Battalion Rifle Brigade Militia, spending a three-month training period in Woolwich]


I greatly enjoyed camp routine from Reveille—sounded with gusto by the Regimental bugler, (“Get out of bed, get out of bed, you lazy monkeys”) who took up his stance a few yards from my tent to the doleful notes of 'Lights out' at the end of the day. 

cite as

Edward Stewart-Humphries, Childhood: an autobiography of a boy from 1889-1906. In Brunel University Library, Special Collections, number 1:361, p. 57. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1541268545724 accessed: 26 May, 2024 (By permission of Brunel University Library, Special Collections.)

location of experience: Woolwich, England


Edward Stewart-Humphries
hotel labour, milkman, odd jobs boy, Soldier

Listening to

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'Reveille' and 'Lights Out' performed by 5th Battalion Rifle Brigade Militia bugler

Experience Information

Date/Time 1906
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 03 Nov 2018 18:09:06 +0000
Approved on Tue, 01 Jan 2019 12:23:21 +0000