Edward Roe in Nieppe - March, 1915

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, pages 83-84:

I was in search of a quiet estaminet, as I wanted to write up some notes. I gave the sign of the Three Pigeons estaminet a wide berth as I knew from experience what was going on in there... [A]part from the attentions of the quartet of Mam’selles, Tommy Carrol would be singing ‘Roses in Picardy’ at one end of the room, whilst Pat Mayo would be singing ‘My dear old Galway Bay’ at the other. So I took my notebook and notes down to the sign of the ‘Belgian Hare’ estaminet… Madam furnished me with a litre of beer and babbled over ‘cat sue’ francs. I imagined that I had …   more >>
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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. 83-84. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402486493714 accessed: 24 September, 2017

location of experience: Nieppe

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Listening to

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Roses of Picardy
My dear old Galway Bay

Experience Information

Date/Time March, 1915
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 12:34:53 +0100