Monthly Archives: September 2011

1930s – Picton In The Militia

Interview with Don Kemsley in 2004:

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Name, Rank And Serial Number

Interview with Don Kemsley in 2004: 

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September 28, 2011

My father’s journal ended on September 27, 1944, when it appears that he was on leave, on a train from New York probably back home to Picton, Ontario. Unlike my grandfather’s journal, which covers his time from the day he … Continue reading

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September 27, 1944

[En route to ?] Up about 730. Had good breakfast. Travelled all day long. Played cards.

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September 26, 1944

[New York?] Cleaned quarters, ready to leave any time. Had dinner at 1230. Off ship at 230. Went right to train. 2 special Pullmans. Left about 530. Chicken for supper. Nice comfortable beds.

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September 25, 1944

[New York?] Duty from 12-4 in morning. Had breakfast about 830. Sighted escort about noon. Came into Hudson [?] about supper time. Met by band at jetty. Unloaded prisoners all night.

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September 24, 1944

[At sea] Up about 8. On duty 12-4. Still very nice weather. Sighted some ships coming out, must be getting near. Hope so, can hardly wait.

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