Edward Roe in Devonport, Devon - May, 1915

from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 112:

A batch of wounded Australians has arrived here from Gallipoli via Malta. They are a wild, devil-may-care lot and have upset the discipline of the whole hospital... They turn on the gramophone at midnight. When Sister 'Two Badges' dashes into the ward and orders them to turn it off, they ask her 'What's wrong, Old Dear? Don't you like that tune? Well what one do you like?' They do not understand discipline as it is applied to us.
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. 112. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402495053966 accessed: 6 July, 2022

location of experience: Devonport, Devon

Listeners

Edward Roe
labourer, Soldier
1886-1952

Experience Information

Date/Time May, 1915
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

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 14:57:34 +0100