Personal war diary of Nathaniel John Wakeham, item 65

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of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  Our aeroplanes were bombing turks during retirement.

Nov 9th   Nothing moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the remains of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camels and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm  M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties  M15 was hit in her free magazine and sank immediately survivors from M15 4officers and 26 men rather bad finish after such good results of previous operations. By all appearances torpedoes was one for Staunch and one for us. 

Nov 12th   Closed  Belak just after midnight to search for our anchor and cable but could not find it  Left Balek at 3:30am.  Picked up our boats with 16 of Staunch's company and proceeded to Port Said arriving 9am discharged survivors to Navy House completed with --- and anchored.  

Nov 13th   At Port Said.  Following received from General Allenby.  I and all troops under my command wish to express our sorrow at the loss of your gallant comrades who have died at the moment of victory to which they so ably contributed.    

Nov 14th to 20th   At Port Said awaiting orders from General Allenby should enemy come down to the coast again. on --- enemy was reported entrenching to northward of Jaffa but he retired inland again. 

Nov 20th    Rear Admiral Jackson was onboard 

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of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  Our aeroplanes were bombing turks during retirement.

Nov 9th   Nothing moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the remains of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camels and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm  M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties  M15 was hit in her free magazine and sank immediately survivors from M15 4officers and 26 men rather bad finish after such good results of previous operations. By all appearances torpedoes was one for Staunch and one for us. 

Nov 12th   Closed  Belak just after midnight to search for our anchor and cable but could not find it  Left Balek at 3:30am.  Picked up our boats with 16 of Staunch's company and proceeded to Port Said arriving 9am discharged survivors to Navy House completed with --- and anchored.  

Nov 13th   At Port Said.  Following received from General Allenby.  I and all troops under my command wish to express our sorrow at the loss of your gallant comrades who have died at the moment of victory to which they so ably contributed.    

Nov 14th to 20th   At Port Said awaiting orders from General Allenby should enemy come down to the coast again. on --- enemy was reported entrenching to northward of Jaffa but he retired inland again. 

Nov 20th    Rear Admiral Jackson was onboard 


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  • February 5, 2018 15:09:37 Robert Morgan

    of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  Our aeroplanes were bombing turks during retirement.

    Nov 9th   Nothing moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the remains of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camels and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

    Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

    Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm  M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties  M15 was hit in her free magazine and sank immediately survivors from M15 4officers and 26 men rather bad finish after such good results of previous operations. By all appearances torpedoes was one for Staunch and one for us. 

    Nov 12th   Closed  Belak just after midnight to search for our anchor and cable but could not find it  Left Balek at 3:30am.  Picked up our boats with 16 of Staunch's company and proceeded to Port Said arriving 9am discharged survivors to Navy House completed with --- and anchored.  

    Nov 13th   At Port Said.  Following received from General Allenby.  I and all troops under my command wish to express our sorrow at the loss of your gallant comrades who have died at the moment of victory to which they so ably contributed.    

    Nov 14th to 20th   At Port Said awaiting orders from General Allenby should enemy come down to the coast again. on --- enemy was reported entrenching to northward of Jaffa but he retired inland again. 

    Nov 20th    Rear Admiral Jackson was onboard 

  • February 5, 2018 15:09:15 Robert Morgan

    of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  Our aeroplanes were bombing turks during retirement.

    Nov 9th   Nothing moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the remains of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camels and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

    Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

    Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm  M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties  M15 was hit in her free magazine and sank immediately survivors from M15 4officers and 26 men rather bad finish after such good results of previous operations. By all appearences torpedoes was one for Staunch and one for us. 

    Nov 12th   Closed  Belak just after midnight to search for our anchor and cable but could not find it  Left Balek at 3:30am.  Picked up our boats with 16 of Staunch's company and proceeded to Port Said arriving 9am discharged survivors to Navy House completed with --- and anchored.  

    Nov 13th   At Port Said.  Following received from General Allenby.  I and all troops under my command wish to express our sorrow at the loss of your gallant comrades who have died at the moment of victory to which they so ably contributed.    

    Nov 14th to 20th   At Port Said awaiting orders from General Allenby should enemy come down to the coast again. on --- enemy was reported entrenching to northward of Jaffa but he retired inland again. 

    Nov 20th    Rear Admiral Jackson was onboard 


  • February 5, 2018 15:01:45 Robert Morgan

    of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  Our aeroplanes were bombing turks during retirement.

    Nov 9th   Nothing moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the remains of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camels and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

    Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

    Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm  M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties  M15 was hit in her free magazine and sank immediately survivors from M15 4officers and 26 men rather bad finish after such good results of previous operations. By all appearences torpedoes was one for Staunch and one for us. 

    Nov 12th   Closed  Belak just after midnight to search for our anchor and cable but could not find it  Left Balek at 3:30am.  Picked up 


  • February 5, 2018 13:19:32 Robert Morgan

    of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  Our aeroplanes were bombing turks during retirement.

    Nov 9th   Nothing moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the remains of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camels and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

    Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

    Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm  M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties


  • February 5, 2018 13:15:55 Robert Morgan

    of them retreated about 6:15pm leaving him ---- of dead on the sands.  OPur aeroplaneswere bombing turks during retirement.

    Nov 9th   Nothig moving in Askalon.  Our infantry advanced and established themselves in the reamins of the town. .  We proceeded north along the coast to see if anything could be seen of the enemy but on arriving abeam of Jerusalam the only thing had seen was a couple of stray camals and a few Arabs, so we returned to Askalon. Something marvellous happened at 4pm we actually got a mail this is the first time for close on two months.  Enemy's sub reported our way.

    Nov 10th   Patrolling between Askalon and Jaffa looking for enemy nothing doing.  At 4pm we were called into Belak for a spell and anchored for the night.

    Nov 11th   At 5:27pm a torpedo passed out stern by a few feet and struck Staunch amidships port side by aft funnel. At 5:29pm M15 struck by a torpedo.  We lowered and sent all boats and was underway by 5:30pm slipping our cable and went in search of submarine.  sweep around until midnight without luck.  Staunch broke in halves and sunk in 20 minutes.  Casualties


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John Wakeham
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November 9, 1917 – November 20, 1917
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