25 February 1917 – Sunk after action against U-boat (UC-18) – all hands saved

25 February 1917 Sunday Portsmouth Barracks Dear Mother & Father Just a line to let you know that I am still alive and kicking. We were given a new kit yesterday our old one being lost. We all got ready for leave yesterday & were waiting ready to go when orders came through that the… Continue reading 25 February 1917 – Sunk after action against U-boat (UC-18) – all hands saved

22 February 1917 – In Cherbourg and then sailing back to England

DIARY: In the Barracks which are quite a scream after our own Naval Barracks. Very little discipline; pretty good grub.  Went ashore in afternoon and had a hot bath and look around the town.  Saw dogs helping to pull carts and noticed that the horses are all light.  At night we left Barracks and joined… Continue reading 22 February 1917 – In Cherbourg and then sailing back to England