Monthly Archives: December 1916

31st December 1916

(Sunday) At Kingston. Captain went “Rounds”. Went to Morning Service on Quarter Deck. Afterwards went to Communion. I am watch aboard tonight and being on duty prevented me from attending Evening Service at 6 p.m. Turned in at 10-15 p.m. … Continue reading

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30th December 1916

At Kingston. A native fishing off the ship this morning caught a huge tarpon. The fish took him 20 minutes to get it into the boat, and only the skill of the fisherman saved his line from breaking and losing … Continue reading

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29th December 1916

At Kingston. G. Q’s carried out at 6-30 a.m, rather early for evolutions but in accordance with new routine. This took up our time until 7-30 a.m. The good thing about the early spasm lay in the fact that we … Continue reading

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28th December 1916

At Kingston. Arose 5-30 a.m. and wrote letter to you and enclosed photo, feel much happier now this duty has been performed. Posted letters later. Chaplain informs me that 40 bags of mails left Halifax for us on Xmas Eve, … Continue reading

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27th December 1916

At Kingston. “Mail will close at noon tomorrow” reads a notice placed on the board. I must get busy with my letters and photos for you folks. Rumours of the arrival on a mail were current today, but the steamer … Continue reading

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26th December 1916

At Kingston. Had to go to Hospital with a patient this morning. I enjoyed the drive to the Camp very much. The town is very quiet today, a native informing me that the people had gone to Church, anyhow it … Continue reading

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25th December 1916

At Kingston. Here’s wishing you all, relations and friends, the happiest of Xmastides, if it can be so with those who are dear to you all, away from home and so not able to keep you happy by their presence. … Continue reading

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24th December 1916

At Kingston. Captain went “Rounds”. Afterwards I went to Morning Service on the upper deck. This afternoon had photo taken again. I am watch aboard tonight and have given part of the time up to preparations for tomorrow’s dinner. We … Continue reading

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23rd December 1916

At Kingston. The steamer conveying our mails to Halifax left today. Leave was given from 1-30 p.m. to 7-30 p.m. but men were not allowed ashore from 1-30 p.m. unless they had a helmet or white straw hat. I did … Continue reading

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22nd December 1916

At Kingston (Jamaica). Left Port Royal early this morning and anchored off the above place shortly afterwards. Our divers have been trying to find a gun mounting which fell in the water some time ago whilst being taken out of … Continue reading

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