Monthly Archives: February 1917

28th February 1917

At Kingston. The parcel of last night’s preparing was addressed by a strange hand this morning and given to the orderly to take to Miss B’s house. The orderly happens to be one of the fellows who occasionally goes to … Continue reading

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27th February 1917

At Kingston. Still having a very busy time in the Sick Bay and between 50 and 60 cases have to be seen. It is my watch ashore tonight but I have decided to remain aboard and get some photographs done … Continue reading

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26th February 1917

At Kingston. Two steamers arrived today with mails. There were 4 bags of mails for this ship, but I did not receive any letters. “The Yacht” Warrior has been fitted with wireless by our wireless operators, she is also being … Continue reading

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25th February 1917

At Kingston. Captain went “Rounds”. Went to Morning Service. I intended going to Holy Communion but had to attend to an officer, so missed the Service. After dinner I got a group taken of the fellows who have been gong … Continue reading

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24th February 1917

At Kingston. Earthquake shocks have been felt almost daily of late. This afternoon we felt a shock. I am watch ashore today and should have gone at 1 p.m. but owing to the amount of work I am remaining until … Continue reading

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23rd February 1917

At Kingston. Coaled ship this a.m. Practice and arrangements are being made for a concert to be given on shore, the newspapers of today having inserted this notification:- Arrangements for a Concert to be given by H.M.S. Roxburgh are being … Continue reading

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22nd February 1917

At Kingston. At 6-30 a.m. the Jeanne d’Arc moved out from the coaling jetty and went to Port Royal. I have been told by a fellow who went on board her last night that she was in the Dardanelles fighting … Continue reading

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21st February 1917

At Kingston. Landing parties go ashore at 6-30 a.m. these days, walk about 6 miles back to the Pier, and then aboard again – quite a morning “constitutional”. Our ship is getting quite hot at sports. Our football team has … Continue reading

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20th February 1917

At Kingston. Went ashore at 4 p.m. and with another fellow to the Marine Bathing Place. Had a nice swim although the sea was rather “choppy”, remaining in the water about an hour. Afterwards we went to Miss Berry’s House. … Continue reading

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19th February 1917

At Kingston. The six-funnelled French flagship Jeanne d’Arc arrived here at 8 a.m. and went alongside the coaling wharf. Admiral Grasset came aboard this ship this afternoon to see our Captain. I am watch aboard tonight and a very busy … Continue reading

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