Monthly Archives: November 1916

30th November 1916

At Bermuda. Had an “interview” with the Captain today with regards to having exam. ante-dated to Aug 24th. It will be rather hard on me if I am to lose the three months seniority and pay through the movements of … Continue reading

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29th November 1916

At Bermuda. Wrote letters to Ma, Nina and Net in readiness for next mail. Rough again today.

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28th November 1916

At Bermuda. G. C’s again this morning. More firing. Night firing was to have been carried out but the weather would not permit, being rather rough. Bathing party was also cancelled for same reason. A signal was made from Levi. … Continue reading

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27th November 1916

At Bermuda. Left harbour 7 a.m. and went out into St. George’s Bay. Firing exercises have been in progress all day. Anchored in the Bay again at 3-30 p.m. A bathing party started away from the ship but could not … Continue reading

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26th November 1916

At Bermuda. “Rounds”. Went to Morning Service and Holy Communion. Was going ashore to the Hospital this afternoon, but owing to the liberty boat going earlier than expected I was not able to go. Had my photograph taken again, and … Continue reading

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26th November 1916

12-30 a.m. (26th): Just about to retire, the patient having been put to bed and made comfortable with opiates, and hot fomentations to stomach. I looked out the port just now, and you can imagine my surprise when I spotted … Continue reading

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25th November 1916

At Bermuda. I record my thanks to all of you at home who I know would be wishing me Many Happy Returns. It would be a change for me to have a birthday at home – also a Xmas but … Continue reading

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24th November 1916

At Bermuda. Firing exercises were carried out this morning and afternoon. It was a good job I started getting my letters ready because the mail was closed at 4 p.m. I sent letters to you, Jude and Cousin Eth. Did … Continue reading

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23rd November 1916

At Bermuda. A grand day. Went out into St. George’s Bay early this morning and during the day carried out torpedo and gunnery exercises. Sharks are about in fair numbers and one has been swimming about close to the ship … Continue reading

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22nd November 1916

At Bermuda. The mail for England – the last before Xmas – closed at 5 p.m. today on board this ship, but it will not leave until Saturday. We are going out for torpedo exercise tomorrow so the mail had … Continue reading

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