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Scope and Contents A collection of photographs chronicling the voyages of the Armed Merchant Cruiser H.M.S. Digby while on loan to the British Navy during World War I. More a travelogue than a war journal, the photographs document how the ship sailed from the North Sea to Greece, through the Suez Canal, to Singapore and Hong Kong, British Columbia, down the California and Mexican coasts, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Most of the photos show stunning views from the deck of the ship looking out towards sea, of the...
Dates: 1914 - 1915
Scope and Contents The service papers of Wilfred Garthwaite, who served in the Royal Navy from August 1917 to August 1919. It includes the pamphlet "How to join the Navy", with a short query about whether there was a similar pamphet on how to get out of the navy, Garthwaite's National Registration Act card, Certificate of Service, hist training certificate, notes on Mess Account and Pay Down, and a pocket pictoral Gospel of St. John.
Dates: 1917 - 1919