Category Archives: Halifax (Nova Scotia)

9th November 1916

At Halifax. This morning we knew from various happenings that we should be leaving some time during the day. The mail was unexpectedly closed – which caught us napping – and a stock of fresh provisions taken in. Again, this … Continue reading

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8th November 1916

At Halifax. Provisioning ship has been in progress all day. Other gear has also been taken aboard – gear that we brought from England on our first trip for use at Bermuda, but which we left behind when we went … Continue reading

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7th November 1916

Arrived Halifax at 7 a.m. Had a good night. Weather here fine, but of course very cold. The Carnarvon and Laurentic (armed liner) are the only ships here besides our own ship. On arrival the gold was trasnferred to a … Continue reading

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27th September 1916

At Sea. Left Halifax at 7 a.m. with 5 transports – Lapland, Southland, Laconia, Corsican, Tuscania. I was awakened by the men cheering quite early and on getting out to see what was doing, I witnessed the departure from the … Continue reading

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26th September 1916

At Halifax. The two transports left the jetty during the night and were replaced by two more. These have been embarking troops during the day, one leaving the jetty midst great cheers at 5 p.m. Leave to Petty Officers given … Continue reading

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25th September 1916

At Halifax. This was a great day last year, for it was the day on which the Loos affair took place. We were here, and I remember the news being sent by special wireless from England, and how it was … Continue reading

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24th September 1916

(Sunday) At Halifax. Captain went “rounds”. The second S. B. S. of the Antrim came aboard this morning for the Roman Catholic Service. I recognised him immediately as a young fellow who was a probationer in the R. N. H. … Continue reading

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23rd September 1916

At Halifax. Antrim arrived in early this morning. The liner Lapland also came in and moored up to a jetty. She is taking over troops to England. There is a rumour that we are going to escort her over. The … Continue reading

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22nd September 1916

At Halifax. A mail arrived today but as I did not expect any letters I was not disappointed at not receiving any. Wrote to Aunt Nina. Leave granted, the S. B. S. having gone I hope to go tomorrow. 10 … Continue reading

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21st September 1916

At Halifax. Coaled ship, 980 tons. Wrote to you, Nina and Mother this afternoon, and I feel happier now those letters are written and posted, for the delay of the past 11 days has weighed heavily on my mind and … Continue reading

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20th September 1916

At sea. Much colder and today we are in blues again. Sighted land at noon. Arrived Halifax at 5-40 p.m. The Antrim has gone out. The Leviathan has arrived from England with Admiral Browning and his Staff. He is in … Continue reading

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9th September 1916

At Halifax. Evidence convincing enough was present early this forenoon with regards to going to sea. Mail was closed at 12-30 p.m. Postman informs us that a big mail is due tomorrow and I fancy your letter, probably written on … Continue reading

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8th September 1916

At Halifax. I wrote to George Bond this morning to catch the mail which closed at 12-30 p.m. Would have written to you also but had not time in which to catch mail. As leave was given I wrote to … Continue reading

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7th September 1916

At Halifax. A small mail arrived today consisting of letters written on the 24th Aug. – the second to reach here since our arrival. It seems that the letters take a fortnight to come out to us. I did not … Continue reading

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6th September 1916

At Halifax. Antrim arrived early this morning. Apparently she did not bring any gold, for she has been coaling since her arrival. Sent two cases to the Naval Sick Quarters – a small place in the small Dockyard. Leave given … Continue reading

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5th September 1916

At Halifax.  Busy in S. B. – the bed cases numbering 5 – mostly accidents; one appendicitis. Leave given, S. B. S. and one S. B. A. gone ashore. Fishing from the ship is the pastime here, and some good … Continue reading

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4th September 1916

At Halifax. Wrote to you, Cousins Fred and Net. Leave given from 4-30 to 10 p.m. so went ashore with one of the S. B. A’s. Had a walk around until 6-30 p.m. The town is not much of a … Continue reading

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3rd September 1916

(Sunday) At Halifax. No Sunday routine this a.m., the men being employed in cleaning up after yesterday’s evolution. Ammunition and other stores which we brought out with us for Bermuda Dockyard has been transferred to the Cumberland, so I suppose … Continue reading

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2nd September 1916

At Halifax. Dull and rainy. Coaled ship. Had fresh meat today – first since leaving Plymouth – and it was a treat after the alternate corned beef and salt pork. Another thing we had in the eating line was some … Continue reading

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1st September 1916

Arrived Halifax 8-30 a.m. By our watches and the ship’s clock the time was 7-30 a.m. but at 8 a.m. the clock was put on to 9 a.m., the reason being that the Daylight Saving Bill is not inoperation here. … Continue reading

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28th September 1915

At Halifax. The 14 invalids came on board this afternoon and evening. There is only one cot case amongst them which is as well, because all our seven cots are occupied and two hammocks are slung up as well, in … Continue reading

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27th September 1915

At Halifax. H.M.S. Cumberland, one of the vessels patrolling this side of the Atlantic, came in this morning. This vessel has been at sea for 14 days and will now remain in harbour for a week. As expected, we shall … Continue reading

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26th September 1915

At Halifax (Nova Scotia). Coaling operations were commenced at 5-30 a.m. and have continued throughout the day until 7 p.m. 1234 tons of coal have been taken in. It is said that “better the day better the deed”, but I … Continue reading

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25th September 1915

At sea. Cape Race was sighted at 7 a.m. this morning – a welcome sight indeed after so many days view of the other element. After sighting this navigation aid we had to steam a little further south ere entering … Continue reading

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