George Ewart Evans collection

Cable, Harry. George Ewart Evans collection

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:18:28

  • Shelf mark

    T1423W

  • Interviewees

    Cable, Harry, 1890- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Evans, George Ewart (speaker, male)

  • Description

    George Ewart Evans interviews Harry Cable who recalls the government inspector for East Suffolk being a Mr Swinburne who received a car from the government. Harry was a button boy at the Bell Hotel, Saxmundhum, where he bought a 2/- bottle of gin for 6d. He joined the Territiorials in 1913 and then the 4th Suffolks during World War 1. His first Colonel was Sir Frank Garret. He describes how the Companies were made up.

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