On Guard

30 Nov 1914

Reveille at 6 and turn out. On guard at 8am till 8am following morning, nothing much to do only relieve guards every two...

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Tide Against Us

29 Nov 1914

Reveille 6. Sunday. 1st Kent Bty for church parade on boat deck. East wind blowing strong, and the tide running hard against us, make...

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Fire Alarm

28 Nov 1914

Reveille 6. Steaming east by south. Fire Alarm at 4.15 pm (The fire alarm and assembly was sounded about 4 pm every Sat during the...

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Prizes Distributed

27 Nov 1914

Reveille 6 and turn out 7.45. Bath after breakfast. Physical drill in afternoon. Final of the sports. Prizes distributed. The R.F.A....

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Rock of Aden

26 Nov 1914

Reveille.  Still at Aden, about noon up anchor and steam out of the haven into the open sea passing round the Rock of Aden. Far out...

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Tug of War

25 Nov 1914

Reveille 6.0 turn out 7.  Still at Aden. Physical drill in the morning. Meeting after rounds of all Sergts on the Poop deck, presided...

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H.M.A.S. Sydney

24 Nov 1914

Turn out of bed 7.15. Still laying at Aden. The anglers are at work to day having some very good sport, a small specimen of shark is...

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Anchored at Aden

23 Nov 1914

Reveille 6-0. Turn out at 7am. Steaming East by South. Land on our Port Side, very mountainous and barren with large sandy patches at...

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Elbow Grease

22 Nov 1914

Sunday. The usual Sunday early morning bath. After dinner too hot to rest Early morning about 2am too hot in bunk, go on boat deck for...

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