Edward Roe in Ploegsteert - 24 December, 1914

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 74:

Christmas Eve: Both sides sang Christmas carols in their respective trenches. The carols were accompanied by uncalled for bursts of machine gun and rifle fire.
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. 74. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402485398699 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Ploegsteert

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Listening to

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Christmas carols
written by Johann Sebastian Bach

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 December, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

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 12:16:39 +0100