Song – Where the Barley Blows

The William Hackett VC Song

Listen to a special song written and recorded by ex-sapper Roderic ‘Del’ De Lorme in honour of William Hackett VC and the Tunnelling Companies of the First World War.  The song is entitled “Where the Barley Blows”.

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4 Responses to Song – Where the Barley Blows

  1. Looking forward to seeing Birdsong, interested in tunnellers, also visited some old remains of tunnels when they built new Colchester Garrison, during this time two Sappers lost there lives and 10 others were awarded Royal Humane Society Medals, Gold, Silver and Bronze for there work into trying to rescue them. If you require more info contact me.

  2. Such a beautiful, yet sad and poignient song………
    Brave men all. Salute!

    Fear Naught

  3. What brave people we had and so very young,we visited the graves of the American,English and German graves and was very moved by the experience. Lovely song,made me cry.

  4. del de lorme

    Peter Barton Barton and Maggie did a tremendous job getting this monument erected. Five years of fundraising. They should be very proud of themselves. Thanks for the comments on the song. I’d like to re-record it, sounds a bit slow.

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