Category Archives: Halifax (Nova Scotia)

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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20th September 1916

At sea. Much colder and today we are in blues again. Sighted land at noon. Arrived Halifax at 5-40 p.m. The Antrim has gone out. The Leviathan has arrived from England with Admiral Browning and his Staff. He is in … Continue reading

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28th September 1915

At Halifax. The 14 invalids came on board this afternoon and evening. There is only one cot case amongst them which is as well, because all our seven cots are occupied and two hammocks are slung up as well, in … Continue reading

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27th September 1915

At Halifax. H.M.S. Cumberland, one of the vessels patrolling this side of the Atlantic, came in this morning. This vessel has been at sea for 14 days and will now remain in harbour for a week. As expected, we shall … Continue reading

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26th September 1915

At Halifax (Nova Scotia). Coaling operations were commenced at 5-30 a.m. and have continued throughout the day until 7 p.m. 1234 tons of coal have been taken in. It is said that “better the day better the deed”, but I … Continue reading

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25th September 1915

At sea. Cape Race was sighted at 7 a.m. this morning – a welcome sight indeed after so many days view of the other element. After sighting this navigation aid we had to steam a little further south ere entering … Continue reading

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