Edward Roe et al. in Devonport, Devon - 24 October, 1915

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, pages 119-120:

On October 24 I am warned to proceed with a draft for Gallipoli at 9.00 am on 25th.... At 6.00 pm on 24 October it was raining like hell. However, rain will not deter me from having what may be the last night in old England. Horace B., who I will refer to as 'Horatius' asked me where I was going. I replied, 'I am going out to get as drunk as Croesus or John the Baptist.' I did not care which. 'Half a mo, old chappie, and I willl accompany you,' he said... At 8.20 pm, I suggested to ‘Horatius’ that we should return to camp and look up number sixteen hut, as a Quaker or …   more >>
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. 119-120. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402499791268 accessed: 24 November, 2017

location of experience: Devonport, Devon

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952
Horace Bundy
Soldier

Listening to

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We don't want to lose you, but we think you ought to go

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 October, 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 16:16:31 +0100