Category Archives: Kingston (Jamaica)

6th March 1917

At Kingston. Preparations were soon in progress this morning for going to sea. Ship was unmoored, boats hoisted in and secured, steam raised, etc, etc. The postman – one of the “boys” – went ashore this morning and was able … Continue reading

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5th March 1917

At Kingston. The Carnarvon arrived most unexpectedly at 7 a.m. and in due course went alongside the coaling jetty. Soon rumours began to fly around – “she had come to relieve us”, “we were going to Bermuda”, also to England … Continue reading

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4th March 1917

At Kingston. Captain went “Rounds”. Owing to duties I was not able to attend Morning Service, but went to Holy Communion. One of our Surgeons is sick with dysentery. I went ashore at 1 p.m. and with two other fellows … Continue reading

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3rd March 1917

At Kingston. This is the day of much excitement amongst the men taking part in the Concert, and also amongst the folks on shore, who have been prepared for a good time. This morning’s paper contains a most ambitious account … Continue reading

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2nd March 1917

At Kingston. G. Q’s this forenoon. A parcel mail sent in December reached the ship today. As could only be expected after so long most of them were useless, their contents either having perished or suffered considerably throught their handling … Continue reading

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1st March 1917

At Kingston. The women from the liner were going ashore early this morning and they seemed in good spirits. I am told they are volunteer munition-makers, going to England at the expense of the Government. Some of our fellows went … Continue reading

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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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