Monthly Archives: April 1917

30th April 1917

At Bermuda. The ship was taken out of the basin at 8 a.m. and is now at anchor in Shelley Bay, a short distance out from the Dockyard. Firing exercises are to be carried out during the week out here. … Continue reading

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29th April 1917

At Bermuda. There was no Church Parade after the Captain’s Rounds today, the Service being held on board. Through having some medicine to dispense at the time I missed the Morning Service, but went to Holy Communion afterwards. The dockyardsmen … Continue reading

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28th April 1917

At Bermuda. This afternoon I went over to the Football ground and saw no less than three matches, but none of our teams took part.

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27th April 1917

At Bermuda. The Canteen Manager, 3 Signalmen and Dr. Blanford left for England via Halifax today. Our mail went by the same vessel. The dockyard people are still at work on putting in a more powerful wireless installation. They are … Continue reading

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26th April 1917

At Bermuda. Three signalmen are leaving by steamer for Halifax tomorrow, so as a mail may go at the same time I have written a letter to you. This evening I had to referee a match between the P. O’s … Continue reading

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25th April 1917

At Bermuda. The refit ends at midnight. This evening I went ashore to play for the “Fore Top” team against the “Marines and Band” in the semi-final of the inter-ship matches. I did not think we would win, but we … Continue reading

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24th April 1917

At Bermuda. F. S. sent for me about 11 a.m. and informed me that I was to take a stoker belonging to the Warrior to the Dental Surgeon at Hamilton. I had to go on board the Warrior to see … Continue reading

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23rd April 1917

At Bermuda. The Bermudian left at 8 p.m. Dr. Blanford was to have gone in her but was too late in arriving at Hamilton. I had to take a patient to Hospital this morning. This was not a very pleasant … Continue reading

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22nd April 1917

At Bermuda. Captain went “Rounds”. Church Parade held and we marched to the Dockyard Church. Chaplain has come back from Camp to officiate at the Morning and Evening Services, and is returning to Camp tomorrow. He has been having a … Continue reading

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21st April 1917

At Bermuda. Wrote to Cousins Nina and Net. Bermudian arrived but brought no mail. Heard a remarkable story today about Commander Campbell V.C. of the Loader. It is very secret so will not log it bt leave it to memory’s … Continue reading

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20th April 1917

At Bermuda. Carnarvon arrived from Kingston today. She has come here for provisions. We have provisioned today. Dame Rumour is very busy about our future movements, Kingston, Halifax, England, G. S. W. Africa being some of the places mentioned. We … Continue reading

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19th April 1917

At Bermuda. Nothing of interest to report. Wrote to Ma this evening. Watch aboard tonight.

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18th April 1917

At Bermuda. At 1-30 a.m. I was called by the marine “Corporal of Gangway” and informed that a stretcher was required to fetch a man in from the Dockyard. I turned out, called the S. B. A. and made preparations … Continue reading

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17th April 1917

At Bermuda. Went to Hospital after dinner with two cases. Arrived back on board at five minutes to two, picked up my football gear and hurried over to the field. I played for the “Fore Top” team again against a … Continue reading

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16th April 1917

At Bermuda. Went to Hospital again this morning with a patient. This afternoon I wrote to you in readiness for the next mail. Went ashore at 5-15 p.m. and refereed one of the “Knockout” Competition matches. The Kleber sailed at … Continue reading

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15th April 1917

At Bermuda. A Holy Communion Service was held at 7-30 a.m. and as it is my watch aboard and so giving me no chance to attend any other Service today I went. There were only two present. The P. O’s … Continue reading

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14th April 1917

At Bermuda. The strong wind which has made matters rather uncomfortable of late came on again today and increased in fury as the day wore on. I went ashore this afternoon to see our “Soccer” Team play the Dockyard Team. … Continue reading

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13th April 1917

At Bermuda. Dr. Blanford returned from Jamaica this morning. He came right to the Sick Bay to see his parrot which he gave to us to look after when he went to Hospital. The parrot can talk and whistle splendidly … Continue reading

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12th April 1917

At Bermuda. Weather much improved. A mail closed this afternoon so I wrote to Ma. Went ashore at 4 p.m. to see our Boys play football against the Caesar‘s Boys. On arrival at the ground I was asked to act … Continue reading

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11th April 1917

At Bermuda. A cold north-westerly gale persists and is most uncomfortable and monotonous. I wrote letters to my friends at Kingston.

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10th April 1917

At Bermuda. Donegal sailed. A Danish man-of-war came in this a.m. and proceeded to Hamilton. This afternoon a Rugby match was played between our ship’s team and that of Kleber. Again the Frenchmen were beaten decisively, but the game was … Continue reading

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9th April 1917

At Bermuda. This morning a steam yacht similar to the Warrior joined up. She is H.M.S. Eileen and is the Commodore of Motor Patrol’s ship. She belongs to Mr. Sol Joel – a well-known financier and racehorse-owner – and has … Continue reading

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8th April 1917

At Bermuda.  Captain went “Rounds”. Afterwards we fell in on the Jetty and marched to the Dockyard Church. The Church was dressed with beautiful white lilies and smelt so fine. Every seat was taken up by Service men, and civilians … Continue reading

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7th April 1917

At Bermuda. Went to Hospital this a.m. with a patient. This afternoon a football match between Army and Navy was played for the benefit of the “600 Club”. The result was a draw. I am watch aboard so could not … Continue reading

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6th April 1917

At Bermuda.  This being Good Friday the routine today is the same as for Sunday. At 9-30 a.m. the ship’s company fell in on the Jetty and after being inspected by the Captain were formed in a square and Morning … Continue reading

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5th April 1917

At Bermuda. Went in the floating dock at 9 a.m. This dock is quite a novel structure and so easily raised or lowered to allow of the entry of vessels and their subsequent dry-docking. It is very much like the … Continue reading

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4th April 1917

At Bermuda. Donegal went to sea this morning. Our steam pinnace was kept busy all night carrying cable-grams from Hamilton to the Flagship (Levi). The Levi is taking in stores and it is rumoured that she is going to New … Continue reading

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3rd April 1917

At Bermuda. The Marines returned from camp this a.m. They were soon airing their views about the return to ship life after such a good time. The remainder of the Marines relieved them at the camp. News came through today … Continue reading

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2nd April 1917

At Bermuda. We were shifted  a short distance this a.m. to make room for the Donegal, so that she could be coaled after coming out of dock. She was floated and moved from dock during forenoon. Just before dinner a … Continue reading

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1st April 1917

At Bermuda. At 6-30 a.m. one of our patients came to ask me if I had sent for him. I denied having so done, then the fellow remembered the date and the fact that he had been victimized by his … Continue reading

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