19th August 1914
The Commander of A Company, Captain W.A.C. Fraser, remarked that Ors was a “very pretty village” and the officers were billeted in a “nice little pub”. He also mentions that they were leaving the drums in a local church. I wonder if they actually marched to the beat of these old drums. Whatever these were, and I cannot find any other mention of them at the moment, they were apparently collected during the subsequent retreat.
The Dorsets remained in Ors for the rest of the day.
The quotes from Captain Fraser are not accredited in the History 1st Bn. The Dorsetshire Regiment 1914-1919. I wonder if there is a personal diary knocking about somewhere? We’ll come back to Captain Fraser in a few days.