31 March 1917 Saturday 10.45 AM Portsmouth Dear Father & Mother I am now on immediate draft and have to get on the move at noon. They came on me suddenly as I expected just after Breakfast this morning. I passed the doctors immediately and they have just informed me I am off to Devonport… Continue reading 31 March 1917 – New posting comes through
This is just to let you know that James did not seem to write any letters or diary for these few days. He next wrote on Friday 31 March, so that will be when his next post will reach you and from then on, he has something to say most days. It would seem that… Continue reading 28 March 1917 – No news
25 March 1917 Mess 28 HMS Amphitrite Portsmouth Dear Mother & Father I am still plodding along on the Amphitrite but the only good thing that can be said about it is that one is comparatively safe on board. I am now in the police office on board acting as messenger & doing odd jobs… Continue reading 25 March 1917 – In Police Office
24 March 1917 (?) Portsmouth Saturday Dear Mother & Father There is nothing much of importance at the moment except that it is rumoured that we are going to move on Monday. It is quite a long time since I had a letter from you, almost a week. I think I got the Guardian last… Continue reading 24 March 1917 – Rumours of postings
21 March 1917 J Simpson Mess 28 HMS Amphitrite Portsmouth Dear Mother & Father I am sending parcel of dirty underclothing which I want you to wash and return as soon as possible. I should have washed them myself but the facilities on board this tub are very bad so I thought that sending them… Continue reading 21 March 1917 – End of the war ?
18 March 2017 Mess 28 HMS Amphitrite Portsmouth Dear Mother & Father Just a line to let you know that I am still here at Portsmouth. I cannot give you any idea as to how long I shall remain but I hope it wont be long as it is much nicer when you get settled… Continue reading 18 March 1917 – James takes a turn as Cook
DIARY: Amphitrite Portsmouth