Edward Roe et al. in Dublin - 5 August, 1914, 10:30 PM

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 6:

Phipps invited me to his house for the night. We duly arrived at his house at 8.30 pm. I was introduced to the Dublin Belles as Mr Roe ‘from the country’, and the piano was set in motion at 10.30 pm, but the music did not suit Phipps’s ear, it was not sweet enough. The keys were duly baptized with the contents of four bottles of Guinness stout by the method of effusion (pity the old piano).
cite as

Edward Roe, and Peter Downham (ed.), Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919 (Barnsley, 2004), p. 6. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402476902047 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Dublin

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952
Paddy Phipps
company cook orderly

Experience Information

Date/Time 5 August, 1914, 10:30 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, in the company of others

Notes

Edward Roe was a professional soldier who enlisted in 1905. He served with the East Lancashire Regiment, went onto the Active Reserve list in March 1914, and was recalled to active service at the outbreak of war in August 1914.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:55:02 +0100