22 May 1917 Same Address Dear Mother & Father Our mail arrived last Thursday and mine included a letter & Guardian dated 27th and the parcel dated April 12th. I have fixed myself up with the bags etc and am alright now. The cake was alright although a bit broken up with being so long… Continue reading 22 May 1917 – Battered cake arrives; W/T equipment gone; still in touch with some of the French sailors who rescued him in February
16 May 1917 Same Address Dear Mother & Father Just a few lines to let you know that I am still alive & kicking. We are still in harbour discharging our cargo. I expect we shall remain here for a few weeks yet & then I suppose we shall pack up for home. We are… Continue reading 16 May 1917 – Unloading the cargo in Moudros Harbour
DIARY: Mail arrived Map of Lemnos Island:Lemnos Island:
James did not write anything for the next few days. His diary is blank and so his next post will be on Monday 15 May. Having sailed from Plymouth on 9 April, via Gibraltar, Malta and Crete, he has finally arrived at his destination of Moudros Harbour, on the island of Lemnos. All the ammunition… Continue reading 11 May 1917 – In Moudros Harbour, Lemnos
09 May 1917 Same address Dear Mother & Father Our second mail arrived last night and your letters of April 15th / 19th & 23rd and also a couple of Guardians & the daily Sketch. I also had a letter from Charlie Hewett and it seemed to have been following me about for quite a… Continue reading 9 May 1917 – Busy Moudros harbour in Lemnos Island; sea planes; food shortages and illness at home.
DIARY: Mail arrived
DIARY: Went ashore to get stores. Very barren island inhabited by Greeks 07 May 1917 Same address Dear Mother & Father We have now reached the end of our voyage & I expect we shall remain here for a short time. There is not much of importance except that the mails have been very irregular… Continue reading 7 May 1917 – James goes ashore and writes his first letter home since 10 April.