Monthly Archives: February 1916

29th February 1916

At Queensferry. Received letters from Mother, Nina and you. Afraid you are getting some flirt, for now your young escort has gone on the sick list, you find a substitute for him in a young gent of 60 years, named … Continue reading

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28th February 1916

At Queensferry. The battle and light-cruisers returned to harbour this morning. The ships have been in and out a great deal lately and activity amongst the ships stationed here is getting more pronounced. I expect the Grand Fleet will be … Continue reading

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27th February 1916

(Sunday) At Queensferry. More snow. The Captain has been suffering from influenza and did not go around this morning, neither did he attend Church. I went to the Morning Service. This is Sexagesima Sunday. The sermon was brief but to … Continue reading

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26th February 1916

At Queensferry. Received letters from you and Judy today. I’m sorry to say yours is anything but the happy affair it generally is and I have received something akin to a good hard hit in the face by the arrival … Continue reading

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25th February 1916

At Queensferry. Had cause to go down to the  Fleet Surgeon’s cabin today on duty. Having transacted my business with him I was about to leave the cabin when he suddenly said “Oh! Tothill, I know you won’t say anything … Continue reading

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24th February 1916

At Queensferry. The S. B. S. is thinking about having his wife up at Blackness, in fact he went ashore yesterday and procured rooms. Today he applied for a railway pass for his wife to Edinboro’. Such a pass is … Continue reading

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23rd February 1916

At Queensferry. The patient had a fairly good night thanks to the sleeping draught given him. He was a little better this morning and at one time his temperature was normal (98.4°) but shortly after rose to 99.4°. Signs of … Continue reading

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22nd February 1916

At Queensferry. Not so fine today. Wrote to Ma. A Leading Stoker came up this dinner-time complaining of feeling bad, and with apparently a pretty bad dose of “flu”. He was seen by a medical officer and put to bed. … Continue reading

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21st February 1916

At Queensferry. Fine day. Wrote to you. A rumour is in circulation about that steamer from Christiansund and it is to the effect that the light cruisers who relieved us captured her. I hope it is true for it is … Continue reading

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20th February 1916

(Sunday) At Queensferry. No “rounds”. No Morning Service. Just like a week day. All because the lads had to “provision ship” today. However this evening we fared better for the work had been finished so the Chaplain held a Lantern … Continue reading

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