British private served with the 1/9th Bn Hampshire Regt in India and Russia, 1916-1919
REEL 1: Aspects of operations as private with 1/9th Bn Hampshire Regt in India, 1916-1918: summary of movements and operations in India, 1916-1918; activities with concert party in India and Mesopotamia. Aspects of operations as private with 1/9th Bn Hampshire Regt in Russia, 1918-1919: description of voyage from India to Vladivostok, Siberia. 10-11/1918; problem of outbreak of influenza aboard ship; disembarked at Vladivostock, Siberia, 11/1918; entrained to Omsk, 12/1918; conditions on train; story of meeting man from Southampton; relations with civilians in Omsk; daily life and duties; posted to Ekaterinburg; duties as rearguard; description of journey back to barracks in Vladivostok; amusing story of giving concert for Czech troops; problem of cold; description of uniform; story of Russian song; memory of Canadian doctor aboard ship; description of voyage to Southampton via Canada, 1919.
REEL 2 Continues: comments on murder of Russian royal family in Ekaterinburg; role of 1/9th Bn as rearguard in Ekaterinburg; memory of Lake Baikal; casualties in 1/9th Bn; climate in Siberia; opinion of White Russian troops; battalion reunions. Concluding comments from Harry Osborne and Lance Padwick, former members of 1/9th Bn Hampshire Regt in Russia, 1918-1919.