British private served as fitter with Army Ordnance Corps on Western Front, 1916-1918
REEL 1: Background in Radstock, Somerset, GB, 1889-1914: story of being conscripted under Derby Scheme, 1916; training; issued with uniform and kit. Recollection of operations as private with Army Ordnance Corps on Western Front, 1916-1918: posted to supply depot in Le Havre, France; living conditions and accommodation; moved to Graville sector; slept in marquee; problem of mud and rats; story of boots; weather conditions; route marches; story of rat in biscuit tin; moved into huts; thefts from stores; demobilisation procedure; memories of Armistice Day on leave in GB, 11/11/1918; story of brother's wartime service and death; civilian employment.
REEL 2 Continues: civilian employment with brewery; story of meeting friend from brewery in France; living conditions and problem of rats; visits to French brothels; working hours; recreational activities; memory of French widows in Le Havre following Battle of Verdun, 1916; duties cleaning entrenching tools. Reflections on period of military service.