Category Archives: Plymouth

21st August 1916

At Devonport. Sorry I was not able to carry out my wish of yesterday re going to Church. It was 6-30 p.m. when I arrived home and, as I hadn’t had tea, going to Church was out of the question. … Continue reading

Posted in Plymouth | Leave a comment

20th August 1916

(Sunday) At Devonport. Returned on board this morning feeling much happier than yesterday morning, because I have carried out my promise and so now we are engaged. I went home in a “blue” mood yesterday and Mother guessed right away … Continue reading

Posted in Plymouth | Leave a comment

19th August 1916

At Devonport. Returned on board at 7 a.m. I heard before getting on board that we would not leave today as first supposed, but probably Monday or Wednesday. When I heard this I said to one of my mates “Shall … Continue reading

Posted in Plymouth | Leave a comment

14th August 1916

At Devonport. Came aboard at 7 a.m. Feeling so happy after the trip ashore last night. Found you all looking well, so brown. It was grand to be with you again. Had draft examined this a.m. Phoned to Co-op to … Continue reading

Posted in Plymouth | Leave a comment

13th August 1916

(Sunday) At Devonport. Moved into basin this morning. Started coaling soon after. One part of the ship’s company are engaged in getting up all the provisions from the store-rooms and the others are coaling ship. The store-rooms have to be … Continue reading

Posted in Plymouth | Leave a comment

12th August 1916

At sea. Better weather, but foggy. Passed Eddystone about 5-30 p.m. Arrived in Sound at 6-15 p.m., passing troopship outward bound. Well there are signs of the intense heat experienced in Plymouth lately, the grass on the Hoe looking very … Continue reading

Posted in At sea, Plymouth | Leave a comment

10th November 1915

At Devonport. Practically a month has passed since I last made notes herein. During that time I have spent all except two nights at home and so have not had any cause to write notes for your edification. As I … Continue reading

Posted in At sea, Plymouth | Leave a comment

7th October 1915

At Plymouth. My rest was disturbed at 3-30 a.m. by the men working on the forecastle. The anchor was being weighed and tugs taking us in tow to go up the harbour. At 6-30 a.m. when I turned out it … Continue reading

Posted in Plymouth | Leave a comment

6th October 1915

At sea. A glorious day with the water like glass and a fitting day for our return to the old place. At noon we had 172 miles to go and we expected to pass the Eddystone at 9 p.m. We … Continue reading

Posted in At sea, Plymouth | Leave a comment

15th September 1915

Received a call from Ma – my faithful alarum – at 5-20 a.m. I didn’t want to turn out until 5-30 a.m. so was glad of the extra 10 minutes. During that time Ma made some cocoa for me and … Continue reading

Posted in At sea, Plymouth | Leave a comment