Neil A. C. Weir in Kinsale - 11 November, 1918, 12:20 PM

from War Diary of Capt. Neil Weir, Sept 1918-Jan 1919, page 134:

November 11th was a day to be remembered. We received the news of the Armistice at about 12:20 and the Band turned out and played the National Anthem and popular national airs. After that everybody or nearly everybody celebrated in the accustomed fashion and most of the Battalion were in bed at 5:00. The few left enjoyed a good dinner in the Mess to the accompaniment of the Pipers and Band.
cite as

Neil A. C. Weir, War Diary of Capt. Neil Weir, Sept 1918-Jan 1919. In Saul David (ed.), Mud and Bodies: The War Diaries and Letters of Capt. N. A. C. Weir, 1914-1920 (London, 2013), p. 134. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408102727038 accessed: 4 February, 2023

location of experience: Kinsale

Listeners

Neil A. C. Weir
Officer (armed forces)
1895-1967

Listening to

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God Save the King
written by Gerhard, Baron von Bunsen

Experience Information

Date/Time 11 November, 1918, 12:20 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Notes

Neil Weir was serving as an officer with the 3rd (Reserve) Battalion the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.


Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:38:47 +0100