30 August 1917 – James receives a smelly parcel sent to him on 2nd July

30 August 1917 Portsmouth Dear Father Delighted to receive a few lines from you although your letter contained news of the death of Uncle Robert. Of course we shall all miss him but I think it is a happy release.  I will write a few lines to Auntie Ellen tomorrow if I have time.  Hope… Continue reading 30 August 1917 – James receives a smelly parcel sent to him on 2nd July

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5 August 1917 – End of Leave. James reports back to HMS Lady Cory-Wright, in Portsmouth Harbour.

DIARY: On leave; arrived back on board 9.30PM After just 11 days of leave, James had to report back for duty.  We think the other half of the crew would then have been allowed to have their leave. We think that there were about 43 crew members on board HMS Lady Cory-Wright, so just over 20 would… Continue reading 5 August 1917 – End of Leave. James reports back to HMS Lady Cory-Wright, in Portsmouth Harbour.