Category Archives: Sheerness

23rd June 1916

At sea. Left Sheerness 3 a.m. in company of two destroyers. Needless to say we were sorry to leave this place for the “miserable North”. Our sick list is quickly developing and today we have 3 bed cases, also about … Continue reading

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22nd June 1916

At Chatham [Sheerness?]. Ammunitioning ship all day. S. B. S. got leave to go ashore until 7 p.m Wrote to Eth. Rather disappointed at not getting a letter from you. Have felt very miserable and a  letter would have worked … Continue reading

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21st June 1916

At Chatham. George Bond came over during dinner-hour. He is watch ashore tonight and wanted to know if I could go with him. As we are shifting down to Sheerness tonight, all hopes of further leave are blighted. Glad George … Continue reading

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6th June 1916

At Sheerness. The first leave people were paid 10 days money this a.m. and will proceed on leave as soon as the ship is in dock this afternoon. Wrote a letter to Ma and which will be posted with yours … Continue reading

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5th June 1916

At Sheerness. This morning at 9-30 a.m. the following was piped:- “Ship will refit this week”. This was cheered, as also was a “pipe” that followed viz:- “All men going on first leave will muster by the Ledger at 12-30 … Continue reading

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4th June 1916

At Sheerness. Rough and rainy. Captain went “rounds”. I attended Morning Service and, afterwards, Holy Communion. The papers contain several accounts of the “Great Battle”. There is a small account about Admiral Beatty having been saved, but it is not … Continue reading

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3rd June 1916

At Sheerness. This morning’s papers contain a report of the battle which I have mentioned about in my notes for the past two days. It has been of a decisive character too and we have lost rather severely. I think … Continue reading

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2nd June 1916

At the “Swim”. Fine weather and quite a contrast to that of yesterday. T. B. brought out mails etc this morning, seemed surprised to hear that we had – or rather the fellows who went over, such as the postman … Continue reading

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30th May 1916

At Sheerness. Dull weather. Received letters from Mother and Aunt Nina. Received pat of butter from Aunt Nina. Wrote to Mother. 3-30 p.m. Preparations for coaling were being made, but have been stopped again and we are getting ready to … Continue reading

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29th May 1916

At Sheerness. 3rd B. S. have gone out to the “Swim”. They are holding a regatta out there. Very hot day. Received letters from Net and Mother.

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