Monthly Archives: September 1916

30th September 1916

At sea. Clock back ½ hour. This is the last day for the D. S. Bill in England – now will be the time for the “evening strollers” again and they no doubt will welcome a return to the old … Continue reading

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29th September 1916

At sea. Weather turned rough, and with a head sea things are rather unpleasant. Am feeling rather rotten myself, and the poor soldiers have my “symps”. Clock put back another half-hour.

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28th September 1916

At Sea. Clock put on half an hour during night – this is where we lose sleep. Still ploughing along at 12 or 13 knots, ahead of the transports. Fog signalling was carried out during the morning with the ships. … Continue reading

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27th September 1916

At Sea. Left Halifax at 7 a.m. with 5 transports – Lapland, Southland, Laconia, Corsican, Tuscania. I was awakened by the men cheering quite early and on getting out to see what was doing, I witnessed the departure from the … Continue reading

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26th September 1916

At Halifax. The two transports left the jetty during the night and were replaced by two more. These have been embarking troops during the day, one leaving the jetty midst great cheers at 5 p.m. Leave to Petty Officers given … Continue reading

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25th September 1916

At Halifax. This was a great day last year, for it was the day on which the Loos affair took place. We were here, and I remember the news being sent by special wireless from England, and how it was … Continue reading

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24th September 1916

(Sunday) At Halifax. Captain went “rounds”. The second S. B. S. of the Antrim came aboard this morning for the Roman Catholic Service. I recognised him immediately as a young fellow who was a probationer in the R. N. H. … Continue reading

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23rd September 1916

At Halifax. Antrim arrived in early this morning. The liner Lapland also came in and moored up to a jetty. She is taking over troops to England. There is a rumour that we are going to escort her over. The … Continue reading

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22nd September 1916

At Halifax. A mail arrived today but as I did not expect any letters I was not disappointed at not receiving any. Wrote to Aunt Nina. Leave granted, the S. B. S. having gone I hope to go tomorrow. 10 … Continue reading

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21st September 1916

At Halifax. Coaled ship, 980 tons. Wrote to you, Nina and Mother this afternoon, and I feel happier now those letters are written and posted, for the delay of the past 11 days has weighed heavily on my mind and … Continue reading

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