Edward Roe et al. in Irish Sea - between 6 August, 1914 and 7 August, 1914

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, pages 6-7:

Breakfast [was] at 9.00 am [followed by] a stroll around the city until noon, dinner, and more ‘doing the sights’. It was the first time I had a real good walk around Dublin. Leave for the docks at 6.00 pm, embark at 7.00 pm... Violins, mouth organs, concertinas, melodeons and other musical instruments enliven a calm six hours crossing. One would imagine that we were coming home after winning a war instead of going out to fight one.
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. 6-7. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402477390808 accessed: 23 September, 2017

location of experience: Irish Sea

Listeners

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

Experience Information

Date/Time between 6 August, 1914 and 7 August, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment 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 10:03:11 +0100