Category Archives: Chatham

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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20th June 1916

At Chatham. Left Plymouth 8-23 p.m. Mother, Jude and you kept up bravely, but I was not deceived as to how you were really feeling. You looked sad in the last few minutes, poor old girlie. Exchanged notes. Thought of … Continue reading

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13th June 1916

At Chatham. First leave returned 7 a.m. We (2nd leave) received our railway tickets at 8-30 a.m. and then went to station. Caught train at Chatham 9-40 a.m. Arrived Victoria 11-10 a.m. Went by “tube” to Paddington caught the noon … Continue reading

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12th June 1916

At Chatham. Nasty old day, so cold and miserable. Wrote and posted letter to Judy. Got busy this evening packing up things for taking home tomorrow. Money paid to men going on second leave. We shall get away early in … Continue reading

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11th June 1916

(Sunday) At Chatham. Commander gave leave at 10 a.m. today. Woods S. B. A. went off at noon, all smiles and parcels. He is pleased as Punch over the teapot. Wrote to Jude this afternoon. Has been a cold, dreary … Continue reading

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10th June 1916

At “Chats”, Received a letter from Ethel Murch. Wrote to you this afternoon. 10-30 p.m. Returned from ashore. Went ashore at 6 p.m. bought a present – a silver-plated teapot costing 15/- for Woods S. B. A. who goes on … Continue reading

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9th June 1916

At Chatham. The painters started on the Sick Bay today – result, upside down and paint everywhere. Received letters from you and Jude today. Have written to Nina. S. B. A. from Gossamer came on board. He is a Millbrook … Continue reading

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8th June 1916

At Chatham. Fine day. Sent S. B. A. Woods on shore this afternoon. It is said that the 2nd leave has been evened up so as to make the same as the 1st leave. The 1st leave would have had … Continue reading

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7th June 1916

At Chatham. The morning paper unfortunately has no hopeful news of Lord Kitchener and his Staff, nor of the crew f the Hampshire. This happening is hard to get over and it is a tremendous blow to the Nation without … 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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