Harry Redgen's experience in Burma 1914-1916, item 21

Edit transcription:
...
Transcription saved
Enhance your transcribing experience by using full-screen mode

Transcription

You have to be logged in to transcribe. Please login or register and click the pencil-button again

Dec 6th 1914

Arrived at Khargpur. Where we had

Breakfast Bread Tea & jam here we

Were greeted by a Gentleman formally

Of Workington who was very pleased

To see us & presented each man with

½ day oranges & gave us a great send off

 

Arrived at Howrah had Dinner of Bread

Water & Meat. Left Howrah 4-30 &

Arrived at Calcutta Docks at 11:00 P.M.

& went on Board the Boat – S.S.

The City of Marseilles & slept all night

On a table.

 

Dec 7 1914

Sailed from Calcutta about 7-30 a.m.

Although the Descado was so very bad it

Was a palace compared with the City of

Marseilles which was only a Cargo boat. The

Crew was composed of Black men & there

Transcription saved

Dec 6th 1914

Arrived at Khargpur. Where we had

Breakfast Bread Tea & jam here we

Were greeted by a Gentleman formally

Of Workington who was very pleased

To see us & presented each man with

½ day oranges & gave us a great send off

 

Arrived at Howrah had Dinner of Bread

Water & Meat. Left Howrah 4-30 &

Arrived at Calcutta Docks at 11:00 P.M.

& went on Board the Boat – S.S.

The City of Marseilles & slept all night

On a table.

 

Dec 7 1914

Sailed from Calcutta about 7-30 a.m.

Although the Descado was so very bad it

Was a palace compared with the City of

Marseilles which was only a Cargo boat. The

Crew was composed of Black men & there


Transcription history
  • December 3, 2016 22:00:18 Sue Bryant

    Dec 6th 1914

    Arrived at Khargpur. Where we had

    Breakfast Bread Tea & jam here we

    Were greeted by a Gentleman formally

    Of Workington who was very pleased

    To see us & presented each man with

    ½ day oranges & gave us a great send off

     

    Arrived at Howrah had Dinner of Bread

    Water & Meat. Left Howrah 4-30 &

    Arrived at Calcutta Docks at 11:00 P.M.

    & went on Board the Boat – S.S.

    The City of Marseilles & slept all night

    On a table.

     

    Dec 7 1914

    Sailed from Calcutta about 7-30 a.m.

    Although the Descado was so very bad it

    Was a palace compared with the City of

    Marseilles which was only a Cargo boat. The

    Crew was composed of Black men & there

  • November 22, 2016 22:24:42 Sue Bryant

    Dec 6th 1914

    Arrived at Khargpur. Where we had

    Breakfast Bread Tea & jam here we

    Were greeted by a Gentleman formally

    Of Workington who was very pleased

    To see us & presented each man with

    ½ day oranges & gave us a great send off

    --

    Arrived at Howrah had Dinner of Bread

    Water & Meat. Left Howrah 4-30 &

    Arrived at Calcutta Docks at 11:00 P.M.

    & went on Board the Boat – S.S.

    The City of Marseilles & slept all night

    On a table.

    --

    Dec 7 1914

    Sailed from Calcutta about 7-30 a.m.

    Although the Descado was so very bad it

    Was a palace compared with the City of

    Marseilles which was only a Cargo boat. The

    Crew was composed of Black men & there


  • November 17, 2016 01:29:53 Sue Bryant

    Dec 6th 1914

    Arrived at Khargpur. Where we had

    Breakfast Bread Tea & jam here we

    Were greeted by a Gentleman formally

    Of Workington who was very pleased

    To see us & presented each man with

    ½ day oranges & gave us a great send off

    --

    Arrived at Howrah had Dinner of Bread

    Water & Meat. Left Howrah 4-30 &

    Arrived at Calcutta Docks at 11:00 P.M.

    & went on Board the Baot – S.S.

    The City of Marseilles & slept all night

    On a table.

    --

    Dec 7 1914

    Sailed from Calcutta about 7-30 a.m.

    Although the Descado was so very bad it

    Was a palace compared with the City of

    Marseilles which was only a Cargo boat. The

    Crew was composed of Black men & there


Description

Save description
  • 22.348716780086512||87.2386946856069||

    Kharagpur, India

  • 22.59171021908444||88.26644236115055||

    Howrah, India

  • 22.52353991333752||88.23662303863341||

    Calcutta Docks

  • 21.9140194||95.95857509999996||

    Burma

    ||1
Location(s)
  • Story location Burma
  • Document location Kharagpur, India
  • Additional document location Howrah, India
  • Additional document location Calcutta Docks


ID
17144 / 199254
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Hilary Hallas
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/



  • Middle East




Notes and questions

Login to leave a note