Rose starts keeping her diary from January 1914 and in it she records her daily life, including meeting Joe in March 1914. From following Rose’s diary you will gain an insight into life for working class people prior to the War and the impact of events for civilians on the Home Front during the First World War.
Rose herself becomes a V.A.D.(Voluntary Aid Detachment) nurse and one of her cousins a female ambulance driver on the Western Front. By reading the regular updates of Rose’s diary you will be able to follow her journey and discover more about her family and friends.
You will also be able to follow Rose’s relationship with Joe through her diary and the postcards and letters sent between the two. If you would like to add any content to Rose’s diary please contact Kent in WW1
Joe starts keeping his journal from January 1914 and in it he records his daily life, including meeting Rose in March 1914.
Joe is very interested in national and international events and by reading his journal you will be able to discover more about the history of this period. Joe joins up in September 1914 and his ongoing journal will record his experiences and include the stories of his siblings and friends as they undertake different roles in various services, both civilian and military.
Joe’s journal also follows the course of his relationship with Rose and how they kept in contact with each other through postcards.
If you would like to add any content to Joe’s journal please contact Kent in WW1