Monthly Archives: December 1915

31st December 1915

Arrived Queensferry 11 a.m. Early this morning I heard that in all probability we should “go in to coal”, but I didn’t credit the rumour. About 8 a.m. however we found ourselves off May Island so gave more credence to … Continue reading

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30th December 1915

At Queensferry. Rumours were current early this morning about theĀ  ships going to sea. Confirmation was soon forthcoming and preparations were made before dinner. at 3-30 p.m. Antrim, Roxburgh and three scouts left for sea. I think we must be … Continue reading

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29th December 1915

At Queensferry. This afternoon my anxiety as to why your letter didn’t arrive yesterday, as Tuesday is the usual day, was relieved by the arrival of the beauty, which took a day longer than usual in coming. Rather curious too … Continue reading

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28th December 1915

At Queensferry. Admiral came on board this morning to see where a “decoding station” could be built. By “decoding” is meant transforming the signals (wireless) which are all made in secret code, into the proper message dispatched. Code books are … Continue reading

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27th December 1915

(Boxing Day). Coaled ship. Mother dispatched a box of things to me a week ago, but I have not received it yet. The parcels and mails have naturally suffered through the extreme pressure on the Postal Service at this time, … Continue reading

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26th December 1915

Sunday At Queensferry. This is an occasion on which Boxing Day does not immediately follow Xmas Day, and so there will be another holiday on Monday. After the Captain’s “rounds” this morning I went to Morning Service. The chaplain chose … Continue reading

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25th December 1915

At Queensferry. A merry Xmas to you dear. And every good wish for the New Year. Between 12 p.m. and 1 a.m. preparations for sea were made but we are still in harbour whilst I am writing these notes (5 … Continue reading

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24th December 1915

At Queensferry. Rumours have been persistent during the last few days to the effect that we should go to sea today. Whether these rumours are based on such an happening taking place on this day last year or whether there … Continue reading

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23rd December 1915

At Queensferry. Received cards from Mother, Judy, Nina and Freddy and my Cousin Net. I am getting quite a collection already. Received a letter from Ma in which I learn that you have given her the teapot. She is delighted … Continue reading

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22nd December 1915

At Queensferry. Had a most pleasant surprise today in the shape of a photograph from you. Now this is really a most remarkable coincidence, for it was only a few days ago that I was thinking how nice it would … Continue reading

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