Monthly Archives: September 2011
Interview with Don Kemsley in 2004: Advertisements
Interview with Don Kemsley in 2004:
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
[En route to ?] Up about 730. Had good breakfast. Travelled all day long. Played cards.
[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.
[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.
[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.