Excursion / Companion - North-East Dugout

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Pencil draft in Ivor Gurney's hand of two Hospital Pictures, sent to Marion Scott in a letter of 17 November 1917. 'Excursion' was not published with the other Hospital Pictures in War's Embers (1919) but was included in Collected Poems (1982/2004). From a Black notebook inscribed 'Pvt Gurney 241282 / Gloucester', used by Ivor Gurney between November 1917 and January 1918, whilst Gurney was at Seaton Delaval, Northumberland on a signalling course. The diary includes...