Edward Roe in Bangalore - 29 June, 1917

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 285:

Beer flowed freely as the night progressed. ‘Twas a songsters’ night as everyone had to sing a song or give a recitation; failing to give either meant ‘sticking’ drinks around… …Corporal Maher sung a song which extolled the virtues of all Irishmen who had been generals in the British Army. Each one had a verse all to himself; Kelly Kenny, Kitchener, French, dear old Roberts. Wellington came last on the roll. He made a supreme mess of the ‘Iron Duke’. This is the concluding line of the song as he sang it: ‘And an Irishman named Blucher won the Battle of …   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. 285. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402508186256 accessed: 22 September, 2017

location of experience: Bangalore

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 June, 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in private, 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 18:36:26 +0100