Monthly Archives: January 1916

31st January 1916

At Queensferry. The number of bed cases today has increased by one, so now stands at eleven. The “prices” are undergoing a steady rise it seems to me. We had plenty of work to keep us going this morning in … Continue reading

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30th January 1916

At Queensferry. The “flu” cases are still coming up and we have now ten of these cases in beds and hammocks. There are 14 sick altogether. Managed to get the work done in time to go to Morning Service after … Continue reading

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29th January 1916

At Queensferry. Dreamt of you again last night. This time I was lying in bed in the parlour at No. 19. The door leading into the passage was open so I was able to see you, Mother, Judy and Nina … Continue reading

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28th January 1916

At Queensferry. And still they come! Today three more have been put to bed, so now they are nine. Having a nice busy time I can tell you and today two of the Staff having been otherwise engaged – one … Continue reading

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27th January 1916

At Queensferry. Still they come. Yes, three more “flu” cases to bed today. Oh! the old spasm has started again. To make matters worse now we are so busy again, it is our turn for the next three days for … Continue reading

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26th January 1916

At Queensferry. “Old Moore” was not far wrong in his weather prophecy, for he stated that the wind would fall by the 26th and sure enough it has, today having been quite calm with some rain during the evening. The … Continue reading

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25th January 1916

At Queensferry. Received the “Sunday Edition” from you. On first opening the letter I was rather surprised to find that there were only two sheets, but on further inspection I found that you had written on both sides, so the … Continue reading

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24th January 1916

At Queensferry. The Devonshire arrived this afternoon from Scapa Flow. Rumours have been going around about her and she was supposed to have struck a mine and gone down with all hands, a few days ago. The weather is still … Continue reading

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23rd January 1916

Sunday At Queensferry. Dreamt of you again last night and I was back in the old shop again, you living in a house directly opposite. I can only remember you coming into the shop for something and running across to … Continue reading

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22nd January 1916

At Queensferry. Received letters from Marion and Nina. My sister writes much happier about her situation, I’m pleased to note, and seems to be getting used to the “hard going”. She tells me her takings amount to about £9 a … Continue reading

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