Edward Roe in Le Havre - 23 August, 1914
from Diary of an old contemptible : private Edward Roe, East Lancashire Regiment, from Mons to Baghdad, 1914-1919, page 12:
Full marching order inspection at 4.00 pm, march to the station at 5.00 pm, all entrained by 7.00 pm. Some secured carriages with ‘Hommes’ written on them, others were manoeuvred into trucks or boxes labeled 'Chevals'. We all ‘Hurrahed’ when the train kicked off: war for a certainty at last. ‘Tipperary’ was struck up on mouth organs made in Germany. A little advanced knowledge might have done us all the good in the world, but we had none.
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. 12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1402484900240 accessed: 22 March, 2023
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|Date/Time||23 August, 1914|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|
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 12:08:20 +0100