British trooper served with 12th Bn Somerset Light Infantry (West Somerset Yeomanry) in Gallipoli and Egypt, 1915-1916; civilian farm worker in Somerset, GB, 1916-1918
REEL 1: Background in Somerset, GB, 1893-1914: family background; joined West Somerset Yeomanry, 1908; employment on farm; camps and training; mobilised in Bridgewater at outbreak of war, 8/1914; description of uniform; posted to farm on east coast; sailed from Liverpool to Mudros, Greece aboard SS Olympic, 1915. Aspects of operations as trooper with 12th Bn Somerset Light Infantry in Gallipoli and Egypt, 1915-1916: disembarked from lighter at Suvla Bay, 10/1915; role as reinforcements; description of terrain and positions; evacuation of troops from Gallipoli; posted to Alexandria, Egypt, 12/1915; duties in charge of mule depot.
REEL 2 Continues: story of being discharged and return to GB, 4/1916; tribunal in Taunton, Somerset; exemption from military service and return to farm work. Aspects of employment as farm worker in Somerset, GB, 1916-1918: attitude to female farm workers; clothes; relations with employers; story of volunteering for West Somerset Yeomanry; use of machinery on farm; various memories of farm work and family