Edward Roe in Le Havre - 23 August, 1914

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 12:

Full marching order inspection at 4.00 pm, march to the station at 5.00 pm, all entrained by 7.00 pm. Some secured carriages with ‘Hommes’ written on them, others were manoeuvred into trucks or boxes labeled 'Chevals'. We all ‘Hurrahed’ when the train kicked off: war for a certainty at last. ‘Tipperary’ was struck up on mouth organs made in Germany. A little advanced knowledge might have done us all the good in the world, but we had none.
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. 12. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402484900240 accessed: 21 September, 2017

location of experience: Le Havre

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Listening to

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Tipperary

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 August, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, 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 12:08:20 +0100