Felix’s War Diary: 11 November 1918

Monday 11th It was a great civic reception “Poincare” got yesterday. it was fine weather and aeroplanes overhead dropped messages into the square. To-day just before marching out, we had the news read out to us that hostilities would cease at 11AM to-day. We left at 11AM. and marched 19 kilos to Quievy with full … Continue reading Felix’s War Diary: 11 November 1918


Felix Rooney, my great-grandfather, served in the first world war. He saw many of the most gruelling battles of that war. ANZAC Day, today, commemorates New Zealand and Australian soldiers, particularly those who served in and never returned from the Great War. Felix kept detailed war diaries, which I have been privileged to read (and … Continue reading ANZAC Day