Edward Roe in Baghdad - 16 March, 1917

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, pages 250-251:

In company with four others I visit the historical and ancient city of Baghdad this afternoon… We visited the Maude Hotel. I suppose about a week ago it was known as the Kemal or Enver Hotel (wonderful diplomacy). We paid 4 rupees each for dinner. First course was Irish stew, backed up by one unforgettable and unbeatable pancake for second course. A large jug of pure unadulterated, unchlorinated Tigris water was flanked by an orange… In our wanderings after the feast ... we entered one street [and] in a two-storied house with a large balcony we heard familiar tunes being …   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. 250-251. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402503655990 accessed: 22 November, 2017

location of experience: Baghdad

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 March, 1917
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 17:20:56 +0100