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and the "reverse arms", "rest on the arms reversed" & "firing the salute" etc.

Mch 13

A final rehearsal of our drill took place in the morning before the Adjutant & the Major of our T.B. & we then set to & polished ourselves up for the afternoon.

After dinner we march 4 miles to meet the gun carriage & coffin & then accompanied it to the Church in Durrington to the tune & time of the "Dead March in Saul" and also Chopin's "March Funebre" both of which were rendered in grand style by our full Battalion Band, and it takes a band to give the full spirit to these grand marches. Our party in all consisted of the band, led by the drum-major with his huge silver mounted baton, officers, & about 200 men as mourners.

The service at the Durrington Church was short & impressive especially because of the old hymns which we sung, viz "Rock of Ages"

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