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Siddy - The No.27

Months had passed and believe me; the days spent at sea have a similar fate as that of anything above a quicksand. It fades away in no time. 2,359 more words

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My Debut Entry

For past one hour, I had been gazing at my computer screen with my mind running in an idle mode with endless ideas regarding

“ What should be my first post? 405 more words

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Phase 2, Ship 2

DCdt’s Log 201151 August 2016 SMT

Good day all! It’s been many a moon since my last update, but I’ve had a busy few weeks to say the least. 1,620 more words


Thursday 4 January 1917 - We Lost 246

Manfred von Richthofen’s sixteenth victim is a Sopwith Pup piloted by Flight Lieutenant Allan Switzer Todd of the 8th (Naval) Squadron, Royal Flying Corps.  Todd rashly attacks three Albatros biplanes, one of which is flown by von Richthofen.  1,572 more words


Who Were Robert McDonald & Margaret Adams?

Bit by the genealogy bug!

In my previous blog posts I wrote about two merchant sailors from County Antrim named Robert and James McDonald.  As I researched this branch of my family tree further, I also became intrigued with the story of their parents, Robert McDonald and Margaret Adams who lived in the town of… 1,307 more words

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Thursday 28 December 1916 - We Lost 240

The Ivernia leaves Marseilles bound for Alexandria.

Captain John Currie Lauder (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) is killed at age 25.  He is the son of ‘Sir’ Harry Lauder a popular composer and entertainer throughout the English-speaking world and Dame Lauder.  237 more words


Kelly's 12 Christmas Days – No 11, London 1939

The Kelly family spent the first Christmas of the Second World War together at their new home in Paddington, having left Jersey the previous year as the storm clouds of WW2 gathered. 113 more words