Sunday, 27 February 2011

Friday, 25 February 2011

Tuesday 9 March 1915

A large tiger was killed in the New Territory at Fan-ling after killing an Indian policeman and a Chinese child and terribly mauling an English policeman.  It was brought to the HongKong Town Hall and skinned.  Policeman since died March 12th

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Saturday 9 January 1915

Childrens' Party at Victoria Recreation Club & club Social in the evening, had a most enjoyable time.  Finish at 12.10 am.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Wednesday 6 January 1915

We all went to a party at Mr Brocks.  Mr Hill, Elson, May, Swiggs were present.    Arrived home 2 o'clock am.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Thursday 31 December 1914

We held a party at our house.  (New Year's Eve) Mr, Mrs & Gladys Brock, Mr Elson, Mr Swiggs & Mr Hill being present.  Had a most glorious time and poor Charlie tin-hats.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Friday 25 December 1914

Christmas Day.  Work on HMS Triumph from 7.00 am until 12.00 pm.  This is a refit after the Bombardment of Tsingtao.  Mr Hill came to live with us on Saturday November 28th.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Saturday 12 December 1914

Mr J Lyons invite A Brock, H Elson and myself to Number 1 Chinese dinner.  1st dinner commence 8.15 pm and 2nd dinner 12.20 am.  Finish 2.00 am Sunday morn.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Saturday 10 October 1914

Mrs Foster sailed on the SS Namur, also Mr & Mrs Gregory and Mr & Mrs Dawson sailed on the SS Oriental.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Wednesday 9 August 1914

J C Gregory should have left HongKong for England his passage having been booked but detained owing to war having broken out.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Friday 7 August 1914

Work all day & night & all next day fitting Empress of Asia with 4'7" guns.  Later as they arrive the Empress of Japan & Russia, also the P&O ship Hymalaya were fitted out with 8 each 4'7" guns.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Wednesdy 5 August 1914

Charlie V Swiggs arrives in HongKong, also Mr Hill and S Vanhard.

Tuesday 4 August 1914

England declares war with Germany.  France & Belgium also at war with Germany. China Fleet leaves Hong Kong Aug 6th under Admiral Jerram.

Saturday 1 August 1914

Chinese Engineers dinner at Chinese Hotel.  Tip.  Top.  had a most enjoyable time.

 Serbia and Austria at war.  Germany declares war with Russia.

Saturday 11 July 1914

In celebration of July 12th Battle of the Boyne.  A dinner was held at Aston House Hotel.  I was presented with a Blackwood Chinese Carved Frame and Emblem for special services rendered to the institution.

Wednesday 10 June 1914

Mrs Elson sails for England in the SS Novara.

Saturday 16 May 1914

Dockyard Rifle Club Dinner at H.K. Hotel.

Tuesday 12 May 1914

Mrs Elson under survey to be invalided home.  I give up my Office and go in the Gun & Gun Mounting Office.

Saturday 9 May 1914

H.K.V.R. dinner at Head Quarters.  Evening dress:  Governor Sir Henry May present.  Arrive home 2 o'clock Sunday.

Thursday 5 May 1914

Presented by Officers and Bretheren of L.D.L 802 with gold pendant.  For the last month or so a tiger has been seen upon the island several times.

Wednesday 29 April 1914

Five Dockyard ladies shoot a match with five of best shots from the Volunteer Shooting Team.  Ladies win by 6 points.

Thursday 19 March 1914

Removed from 1 Percival Street to Sea View, Queens Road, Wanchai.

Monday 23 February 1914

J Gregory applies to be relieved.