Category Archives: Hebburn

17th August 1915

Off Hebburn. Now that the men know that the day of departure is near at hand those suffering from various ailments are beginning to roll up for treatment and we are having the usual busy time after such holidays. This … Continue reading

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16th August 1915

Off Hebburn. A miserable rainy morning and not at all fit to take a patient to Hospital but he had to go. The Doctor and myself conveyed our “bad case” to the Infirmary at South Shields this morning. He was … Continue reading

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15th August 1915

Off Hebburn. Went on watch from 1 a.m. until 4 a.m. The patient regained consciousness during the watch previous – about midnight. He was asleep when I went on watch and only awoke on two occasions during the time I … Continue reading

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14th August 1915

Off Hebburn. My first thoughts when I arose this morning was of a fellow who was very very unhappy that time last week. Thank goodness I have not got to go through another such week as this past one has … Continue reading

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13th August 1915

Off Hebburn. The “hands” started coaling ship at an early hour this morning and little sleep could be got after 5 a.m. 1100 tons of coal was taken in by 5 p.m. Leave was given from 6 p.m. until 11-30 … Continue reading

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12th August 1915

At Hebburn. Had to take a patient for operation down to the Ingham Infirmary, South Shields, this morning. It was a fine morning and so I enjoyed the trip, since I had been aboard since Sunday. Was on way back … Continue reading

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11th August 1915

At Hebburn. This is the day we ought to have gone out of dock. But owing to a delay in fixing on a part over the stem we shall not be finished in time to go out on the high … Continue reading

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10th August 1915

At Hebburn. This morning my thoughts went back to last Tuesday morning and the fun we had whilst doing the washing. I expect you thought of the same thing today, and I wonder if Judy remembered my words of last … Continue reading

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9th August 1915

At Hebburn. Today girlie you will recommence work and this morning I thought of you going along the old route. I wonder how you viewed the situation – were you glad to return to work since home had so many … Continue reading

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8th August 1915

Sunday. At Hebburn. My first thought when I rose this morning was of what occurred about the same time last Sunday. You will remember we all went up to the Hoe. I wondered if you went up this morning with … Continue reading

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7th August 1915

Arrived on board the ship at Hebburn at 7-30 a.m. Looked at my watch and finding that was the time I allowed my thoughts to flash to a certain window blind. With regret I remembered I should not be able … Continue reading

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29th July 1915

At Hebburn. The two fellows who have been on their leave returned this morning. One of them, Pomroy, who lives in Alexandra Rd has brought his wife here to stay, so he is not undergoing the dread “after effects”. I … Continue reading

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28th July 1915

At Hebburn. My officer-patient is quite well again and has gone to duty this morning. I have not known, positively, until today what the leave is going to be. I hope now to get home a little earlier than I … Continue reading

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27th July 1915

At Hebburn. Very dull and rainy old morning. As a result of working overtime last night, I overslept myself this morning and it was nearly 7-30 a.m. when I got out. Visited the sick officer at 8-15 a.m. and found … Continue reading

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26th July 1915

At Hebburn. Our S. B. S. had bad news this morning – a “wire” informing him of the death of his Father. He had a telegram last week to say he was seriously ill and the Steward was granted 48 … Continue reading

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25th July 1915

At Hebburn. Captain went around this morning but as there are no cases of sickness he didn’t worry about the Sick Bay altho’ it was quite up-to-date if he had made an inspection. This afternoon we have been disturbed continuously … Continue reading

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24th July 1915

At Hebburn. Busy cleaning up the Sick Bay this morning in case the Captain has an inspection tomorrow. This afternoon I wrote letters to Cousin Nina telling of the glorious time I had during the 10 days, the happy time … Continue reading

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23rd July 1915

At Hebburn. Received an early surprise this morning, for before I was out of bed, in came the S. B. A. who has been on leave and which I thought he would know had been extended until the 29th. He, … Continue reading

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22nd July 1915

At Hebburn. Sent two cases to Hospital this forenoon – one tonsillitis and one “flu”. I hope we shall not take away an epidemic of the latter malady with us like we did in January. Some cases are knocking about … Continue reading

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21st July 1915

At Hebburn. Our ship is quite a curio it seems both inside and out, for visitors are plentiful. Our surgeon brought in two ladies this afternoon to see the “Hospital”. Our boatswain and his wife brought in about eight young … Continue reading

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20th July 1915

At Hebburn. Received letters from your Ma, both written on Sunday and catching the same mail, also arriving together. Mother had a good word for you again. She prays that it will not be long ere I can come home … Continue reading

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19th July 1915

At Hebburn. Have heard today from a very good source that Germany’s latest submarine the U49 has been sunk but no report will be made public for certain reasons – reasons which are beyond my ken. A rumour is current … Continue reading

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18th July 1915

At Hebburn. It was a good job that we had a good clean up yesterday, for we were surprised this morning by the Captain going the “rounds”. ┬áSome of the messes were just clearing up when he went around, none … Continue reading

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17th July 1915

At Hebburn. I have received a letter from Marion – short and sweet – as per usual. She says nothing about how she felt afterwards and has apparently got over it, altho’, like Mother she may be hiding her feelings. … Continue reading

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16th July 1915

At Hebburn. My anxiety about the letter I wrote to Mother on Sunday has been dispelled by the arrival of the reply today. Altho’ I wrote her letter first and it was posted before yours you received your letter before … Continue reading

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15th July 1915

At Hebburn. Well I have felt much happier today and I really think the “after effects” are wearing off – a cheerful prospect. I could not help thinking of last Thursday though and several times glanced at my watch and … Continue reading

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14th July 1915

At Hebburn. A rumour is current today to the effect that this ship’s company will commission the new battle-cruiser Canada which is in the finishing-off stages not far from here. Some of our officers have left for other ships and … Continue reading

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13th July 1915

At Hebburn. A fine day. There are signs of a general refit of the ship being effected during our time in dock. The guns are being thoroughly overhauled and cleaned by the Ordnance Department. The decks are being re-caulked and … Continue reading

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12th July 1915

At Hebburn. The two fellows who have gone on leave this morning were early astir and busy making preparations for the journey. They wore the happy expressions I did when preparing on the 30th. I’m afraid they will not look … Continue reading

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11th July 1915

Returned off 10 days leave at 7 a.m. Ship still in dry dock at Hebburn and likely to be for a few more weeks I guess. The broken and distorted plates are still being removed and now that they have … Continue reading

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June 30th 1915

At Hebburn. Fine day to go on leave. “Fell in” for payment at 8-30 a.m. After receiving our money we (first leave people) mustered at the table where the railway officials were serving out the railway tickets. The lads are … Continue reading

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