Edward Roe in Kut - 24 November, 1916

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 198:

After a fatiguing morning loading and unloading refractory pack mules... ‘Sig’ Morton and I proceeded on Pass to Amara for the purpose of shopping. I encountered my old friend and comrade in arms Dick Spencer. Thirst is always prevalent, more or less, in the salubrious land of ‘Sinbad the Sailor’ and the ‘Arabian Nights’. He failed to pass fit on medical inspection and was not going up the line after all; therefore, I suggested a drink to celebrate the occasion. I touchingly reminded him that it might be the last time we should meet on mother earth… An Arab coolie was …   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. 198. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402503187342 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Kut

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Listening to

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Down on the farm
My comrade of many's a hard-fought field
Annie Laurie
Lassie frae Lancashire

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 November, 1916
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 17:13:07 +0100