British private served with 1/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry in India, 1917-1919; civilian in Chilcompton, Somerset, GB
REEL 1: Recollections of operations as private with 1/4th Bn Somerset Light Infantry in India, 1917-1919 and civilian life in Chilcompton, Somerset: story of enlistment in Bath, 1916; training; volunteered for draft for India; based at Poona; problem of illness and treatment; demobilisation and return to GB, 1919; story of voyage to India, 1917; daily routine and duties; education; medals; various memories of other soldiers; civilian employment as stone mason.
REEL 2 Continues: various memories of civilian life in Chilcompton; memory of hearing news of Armistice, 11/11/1918; pay; story of playing housey-housey; religious beliefs; family; marriage; pre-war employment with stone masons; hours and wages; story of eggs.
REEL 3 Continues: various memories of family and civilian life in Chilcompton.
REEL 4 Continues: various memories of family and civilian life in Chilcompton; description of voyage to India via South Africa, 1917; bad weather and problem of sea sickness; souvenirs from India.
REEL 5 Continues: disembarked at Bombay; memory of religious service aboard ship; story of meeting Chilcompton resident; relations with Indian servants; contracted cholera and convalesance; problem of heat; post-war bouts of malaria; story of air raid in Second World War.
REEL 6 Continues: story of joining Home Guard during Second World War; attitude to giving back uniform and kit at demobilisation, 1919; communication with family while in India; pension; further memories of civilian life in Chilcompton.