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Record Number: 33662


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thanks for sending the socks and gloves received yesterday, and for the letter which came the day before. The socks are quite the thing, and the gloves came in good time, for I was glad of them last night and today ... This morning I was on Parade as usual with the others at 6.30. We were dismissed till 8.30. In the meantime I had my wash, shave and breakfast and a sharp walk with a pal. At 8.30 me and another were told off to clear out our wash house, which is done every morning. The basins and boards were frozen ... Then with another oldish chap I was given a room to scrub and also the skirting boards, cupboards and doors. There was a big black stove to black lead too ... There was a lot to do and it was nearing dinner time before it was finished ... At three we were sent to our "apartments" but I went to the Church Institute and read the "Weekly News" and "Sunday Pictorial" which had just arrived. What do you think of this Sunday's occupation? We are doing this sort of thing every day now. I am getting an expert scrubber, but like the rest I am "fed up" with the sort of thing.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

28 Nov 1915

Country:

France

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Wimereux
county: Pas-de-Calais
specific address: Church Institute

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Wainwright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

Nonconformist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Weekly News

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

33662

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lyn Dyson

Title:

Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919

Place of Publication:

[Great Britain]

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

56-7

Additional Comments:

letter to Gladys Wainwright, 28 November 1915

Citation:

Lyn Dyson (ed.), Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919, ([Great Britain], 2013), p. 56-7, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33662, accessed: 18 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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