Archive for November, 2009

Monday 30th November 1914

Monday, November 30th, 2009

A much cooler day. Wind cold. Everybody putting on winter clothes. Arrived Suez at 5 p.m. Received our orders to disembark at Alexandria. Started up the Canal at 7 p.m. A glorious sunset. First view of the Desert. Passed numerous posts manned by Indian troops. Had to anchor during night for fog. Armed guard roused at [...]

Sunday 29th November 1914

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

A quiet day. Usual proceedings.

Saturday 28th November 1914

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

A very hot day. Sports in afternoon. Company won tug of war. Relay race. and most other events. A good afternoon’s sports. NCO’s concert in the evening.

Friday 27th November 1914

Friday, November 27th, 2009

A very hot day. Usual routine.

Thursday 26th November 1914

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Left Aden about 8 a.m. A calm day. Coast visible on all sides. An interesting days sail. It became known here that orders were awaiting us at Suez and our ship and the Orvieto pushed on ahead of the rest of the convoy.

Wednesday 25th November 1914

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Arrived at Aden am. Everyone interested to see the famous garrison station. Barrenness very marked. No one allowed ashore. We remained all day.

Tuesday 24th November 1914

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

South coast of Arabia in sight.
Midday east coast of Africa.
Very hot. Usual routine.

Monday 23rd November 1914

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Very hot. Usual routine.

Sunday 22nd November 1914

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Church parade. Very hot day.

Saturday 21st November 1914

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Pvt Lewis buried at sea at 9.30. The Coy supplied the firing party. Rest of day washing and cleaning. A concert was held at night in the well deck. Pvt Pike won the prize for the best item. Pat Jackson “taking the cake”. Hqrs. Officers attended in good numbers and the concert was very enjoyable.