Category Archives: Kingston (Jamaica)

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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18th February 1917

At Kingston. At 6 a.m. the ship suddenly started shaking, just like as if the engines had been set going at full speed suddenly. When the liberty men came on board at 7 a.m. I was informed that an earthquake … Continue reading

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17th February 1917

At Kingston. I had to take a man to Hospital at 11-30 a.m. Whilst at the Hosp. I visited the man suffering from appendicitis. He is doing very well indeed but had a bad time at first. The R. A. … Continue reading

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16th February 1917

At Kingston. A message from the Hospital this morning stated that the patient had passed a good night and was progressing favorably. Went to G. Q’s at 9 a.m. until 10-30 a.m. Had a busy time and it was hot … Continue reading

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15th February 1917

At Kingston. I had to take a man suffering from appendicitis to Hospital this morning. He was in a bad condition and the awful drive to the Hosp. made him much worse. After examination at the Hosp. the Doctors decided … Continue reading

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