Monthly Archives: March 1915

31st March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather fine. Received a box of cinnamon cough tablets from Aunt Nina. What the deuce she wanted to send these for I’m hanged if I know. I am not suffering from a cough myself so I have given … Continue reading

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30th March 1915

I woke up with a jerk at 4 a.m. as an unearthly noise accompanied by vibration suddenly broke into my sleep. I learnt with surprise and joy that it was the anchors being let go. This was the first sound … Continue reading

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29th March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather not so fine as yesterday, being much colder and inclined to storminess. This afternoon we have been visited by the snow again and the same old white pall can be seen on shore. The weather is rather … Continue reading

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28th March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather very fine. Our ship seems to have the largest number of men sick in Hospital out of the 3 now in the Squadron. We always used to have the lowest but ever since our trip to Jarrow … Continue reading

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27th March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather cold and there seems a likelihood of snow. I hope it will not snow or rain today as I am playing for the “Daymen” against the Stokers in the Competition. I have taken out the football boots … Continue reading

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26th March 1915

At Queensferry. A fine forenoon, succeeded by a rather wintry afternoon. There were heavy falls of snow during the afternoon and a white pall soon covered everything exposed. I took a photo of the snow falling and also showing how … Continue reading

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25th March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather fine. Received a letter from you today. Coaled ship during forenoon. Felt rather energetic so made some jam rolly-polly for “afters” and some rock buns for tea. The former was not so bad, but the latter confection … Continue reading

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24th March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather fine – dry and cold. Wrote to Marion today. Received letter from Ma, in which she states that you and her went to tea at Auntie Skinnards on Sunday. Naturally the old girl was delighted to see … Continue reading

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23rd March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather fairly good. Have written to you today. A particularly good piece of news has come to hand today – the report of the Fall of Przemysl. It has held out for 5 months and is indeed a … Continue reading

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22nd March 1915

At Queensferry. Weather fine, with strong wind and choppy sea. Nothing special doing during the morning. During dinnertime I was asked if I would play for the Daymen’s football team in the afternoon. It was a sudden call, but I … Continue reading

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