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591, CH/086/0210
Community History Collection

Speaker: Anon., 1893 - 1997, Interviewee, Male, Cashier
Speaker: Brown, C, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: First interview: Recalls school at St Saviours School, Leicester, leaving in 1907 for job at Faire Brothers as cashier. Outlines progress through Army when volunteered in 1914. Talks about tunnelling underneath Germans, where could hear their voices; getting injured at Somme, 1916; reporting to the Third Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment; being shelled on the front line in 1918, being taken Prisoner of War (POW), receiving food parcels. Further anecdotes about wife, work at Faire Brothers, reaching 100 years old, school, siblings, houses lived in, stories heard at Age Concern. Second interview: Talks briefly about World War I experiences: marching, conditions in trenches, frostbite.
Place of birth: Leicester
Education: St Saviours School
Marital Status: , Children: Sons, 2; Daughter, 1
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1890s, 1900s, 1910s, 1920s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 30/8/1996
Playing time: 50 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: No
Transcription: Yes
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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