Monthly Archives: September 1915

30th September 1915

At sea. Fine weather. Had a scrimmage with one of our invalids this dinner-time. He is supposed to be suffering from physical and mental debility, but I think the cause of his being invalided is because he is useless to … Continue reading

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29th September 1915

At sea. Fine weather. Had a very busy day but don’t mind the amount of work so long as the weather keeps fine. Our invalids are getting into routine and soon all should go on merrily. They are pretty happy … Continue reading

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28th September 1915

At Halifax. The 14 invalids came on board this afternoon and evening. There is only one cot case amongst them which is as well, because all our seven cots are occupied and two hammocks are slung up as well, in … Continue reading

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27th September 1915

At Halifax. H.M.S. Cumberland, one of the vessels patrolling this side of the Atlantic, came in this morning. This vessel has been at sea for 14 days and will now remain in harbour for a week. As expected, we shall … Continue reading

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26th September 1915

At Halifax (Nova Scotia). Coaling operations were commenced at 5-30 a.m. and have continued throughout the day until 7 p.m. 1234 tons of coal have been taken in. It is said that “better the day better the deed”, but I … Continue reading

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25th September 1915

At sea. Cape Race was sighted at 7 a.m. this morning – a welcome sight indeed after so many days view of the other element. After sighting this navigation aid we had to steam a little further south ere entering … Continue reading

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20-24th September 1915

Rough and uneventful days all of them, during which no vessels were seen and it has been a most monotonous time. Began to get a bit used to the heavy motion on the 22nd and was able to go my … Continue reading

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19th September 1915

At sea. Rough old day all the time. Existing on apples and Bovril. My mates (except the S. B. S.) are not much better of than I am. We struggle through our work somehow or other but it is not … Continue reading

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18th September 1915

At sea. Rough again today. No heart for food or work. All cots full to make matters worse. Thought of old Vin today when she said “I do feel so poorly” – felt just the same myself. The old ship … Continue reading

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17th September 1915

At sea. Very rough day. Passed H.M.S. Argyll homeward bound from Halifax, bound for Plymouth. Lucky beggars they’ll be on leave in about 48 hours time I expect. Have not felt at all well today and have gone without food. … Continue reading

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