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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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
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
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