Category Archives: Plymouth

29th July 1917

At Devonport. This has been a wonderful day. I went on board at 6-30 a.m, arriving on board half-an-hour earlier than I anticipated having walked from home in 1 hour. There were very few men about when I arrived aboard, … Continue reading

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28th July 1917

At Devonport. Jude’s baby. Returned off leave at 9 a.m. The ship is in a “lovely condition” what with the dockyardsmen at work, coaling and ammunitioning ship, and men joining and leaving the ship, all going on at the same … Continue reading

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20th July 1917

At Devonport. Coaling commenced early this morning and continued until dinnertime. The ship was moved from the buoy down to No. 3 Jetty South Yard at 1-30 p.m. thus causing a further delay. The care and maintenance party joined this … Continue reading

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19th July 1917

Arrived in thee Sound at 6-30 a.m. I turned out about 5-30 a.m. as I was unable to sleep and felt quite fresh. I felt the ship vibrating pretty much and knew that we were moving along at a good … Continue reading

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13th June 1917

At Plymouth. This forenoon I had cause to feel elated at the possibility of being able to meet you tonight. The Commander seemed to think there would be leave tonight. After dinner, however, matters did not look so bright especially … Continue reading

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12th June 1917

At Plymouth. Preparations for taking in 120 tons of coal were in progress when I arrived on board at 7-30 a.m. I think this looks rather ominous. Commander returned to the ship last night, his ship went into Liverpool. Captain … Continue reading

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11th June 1917

At Plymouth. Returned on board at noon. On arrival aboard I saw one of the “Boys” – Remmos, Lance Corpl. – about to leave for Headquarters with four other marines. They are going to armed merchant steamers. Am sorry this … Continue reading

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9th June 1917

At Plymouth. Missed 7 a.m. boat by 8 minutes through train not running. Reported myself at the Signal Tower, Flagstaff Steps at 7.8 a.m. Boat came in at 8 a.m. for Officers and I went aboard. Saw Officer-of-Watch but there … Continue reading

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8th June 1917

At Plymouth. We went up the Hamoaze at 8-30 a.m. and secured to No. 6 Buoy. This latter business strikes me as being a wee bit ominous, for if we had come here for leave I think we should have … Continue reading

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22nd August 1916

At Devonport. The day of departure has arrived and last night is the last I shall spend with you for some time to come. Am afraid I was getting too used to coming home unexpectedly and so hoped to get … Continue reading

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