Extracts from the Diary of the Hon Josslyn F. Pennington – part 3

Extracts from the Diary of the Hon Josslyn F. Pennington – part 3

This diary extract was on learning Army discipline.

“I soon got tired of my Military life and wished myself somewhere else.  I used to bother the lives out of the Drill-Sergeants, what with trailing my musket after me along the ground out of spite towards it.  How I hated it.”

“One had to run from one end of the Esplanade to the other when the bugle sounded, in the middle of a burning hot day and yet obliged to look pleasant withal.”

“I got over it in about 10 weeks.”

2017-07-07T14:50:02+00:00 Castle Curators Diary|

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