Monthly Archives: August 1915

31st August 1915

At Scapa Flow. A very nice calm day, but it is not too warm and the change of temperature has given most of us colds. I’ve got a beauty in the head and my nose is sore with the perpetual … Continue reading

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30th August 1915

At Scapa Flow. Received an early call this morning. We signalled to the hospital ship China yesterday informing them that we had three cases to send. Signal arrived about 5-30 a.m. today informing us that the hospital boat would call … Continue reading

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29th August 1915

At Scapa Flow. Not a nice day for Sunday, rather too stormy. Received a letter from marion this morning. Mentions about her trip with Joe and family to Whitsands on Wednesday. Seems to have had a better day’s weather than … Continue reading

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28th August 1915

At Scapa Flow. Our mails arrived today just as the ship was leaving for the firing grounds. I was looking forward to a letter from you, but I was to receive a ¬†disappointment, for there were no letters for me … Continue reading

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27th August 1915

At Scapa Flow. This name is given to the huge natural harbour – a bay formed by the mainland and several islands. Scapa Flow is the huge almost circular area in the middle of the land. If the land was … Continue reading

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26th August 1915

Arrived Scapa Flow at 5-20 a.m. As per usual it is very rough here and quite wintry. This place is known to the Navy as “Scabby Flo”, a derivation from the proper name you will see. I have been here … Continue reading

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25th August 1915

At sea. Practised General Quarters this morning. It has been a fine enough day, but the sea has been a bit choppy and caused a jerky motion which in turn gave most of us nasty headaches. We have not had … Continue reading

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24th August 1915

At Queensferry. Received letters from you and Mother today. Your letter contained also the photographs from Morenci – 5 in number. They are not very grand as photographs, but suffice to bring home to us once again those dear children … Continue reading

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23rd August 1915

At Queensferry. The battle-cruisers who have been out since the 18th returned early this morning. The papers publish a report of a Russian Naval victory resulting in the sinking of a German battle-cruiser (Moltke) sunk by a British sub., 3 … Continue reading

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22nd August 1915

At Queensferry. Received a letter and parcel of apples from Aunt Nina. The old girl has been pretty kind to me at various times and I wonder how she keeps it going in view of the little encouragement she gets … Continue reading

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