War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 23 March 1919

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 23 March 1918

 

EXTRACTED FROM.

 

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda

Correspondence

—————–

 

March 23 1919

I leave A/155 today for another unit, which I have not yet ascertained.

 

 

Advertisements

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 14 March 1918

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 14 March 1918

 

EXTRACTED FROM.

 

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda

Correspondence

—————–

 

March 14th 1919

I have just returned from Paris after an enjoyable visit with Prior.  We went out to Saint Cloud.

 

Report of Drifters off Syra 14 March 1919

Report of Drifters off Syra 14 March 1919

 

Lieut. R.H. Palmer R.N.V.R.

D “Northesk” II 2022

Syra

March 14 1919

Captain K.

H.M.S. “Pyramus”

Mudros.

 

Sir,

 

I have the honour to report that the letter given to me to deliver to Lieut Berkeley of H.M.T. “Eva Wales” has been undelivered owing to “Eva Wales” having sailed before my arrival.

 

On arrival at Syra at 1300 today I reported to S.N.O. and also informed him I had this letter to deliver.

 

I was told that Eva Wales had left Syra with the other Trawlers on the previous day & as there is no ferry between Syra & Malta I am returning the letter to you.

 

We arrived at Syra without incident although the speed maintained only averaged 7 Knots; this was due to three factors: –

The dirtiness of the bottoms of Northesk & Prime, the heavy load of stores in the holds of Hopeful & Comely and that we had very heavy weather from DORO to Syra.

I have the honour to be Sir

R.H.P.

Letter to Rev. R.M. Laporte Payne 11 March 1919

Letter to Rev. R.M. Laporte Payne 11 March 1919

 

Oval stamp of 707th M.T. Company

No 4151. Date 11.3.19.

Army Service Corps.

Rev Laporte Payne,

Christ’s Church,

  1. Finchley,

London W.

 

Sir,

 

M2/203809 Pte Bowman F.W.

 

The above mentioned man, whom I understand is known to you, and who is presently serving in the unit under my command, has made application to me for compassionate leave in order that he may be able to proceed to the United Kingdom for the purpose of putting his home affairs in order.

 

From the documentary evidence which he has produced, it would appear that the relations existing between he and his wife are rather unsatisfactory at present. There does not appear, however, to be any neglect on the part of his wife, so far as the children are concerned, and, in the absence of definite proof, of such neglect, there is little hope of his application for leave being granted at present.

 

If it is not encroaching on more important business, I shall be obliged if you will kindly make enquiries and let me know as early as possible what exactly is the position of affairs and in what state the home is being kept.

 

Pte Bowman’s home address is 14 Castle Way, N. Finchley W.

 

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

Signature unreadable Major R.A.S.C.

 

In the Field,                                                                O.C. 707 M.T. Coy., R.A.S.C.

11/3/19

Report of Drifters off Mudros 6 March 1919

Report of Drifters off Mudros 6 March 1919

 

C.O.

D “Northesk” II (91)

Mudros.

March 6/19

Navigating Officer

H.M.S. “Europa”

 

It is requested that as I am leaving for England in a few days with a Division of Drifters, that my Standard Compass may be repaired & adjusted before sailing.

 

This compass has been out of action since my taking over command of Northesk but it is almost essential in such a long voyage as I am now undertaking.

 

R.H. Palmer.

Lieut. R.N.V.R.