|Jack Croasdaile in World
was 20 at the outbreak of the war. Records show
him serving on three "Insect class" River
gunboats on the Yangtze River. Logs
record the ships travelled hundreds of miles up the
26th July 1917 he joined HMS Whiting. http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-10-HMS_Whiting.htm
Place: Hong Kong
Lat 22.3, Long 114.2
Person: Boarded: J.L.
Croasdaile Sub Lt. RNR (from Tamar?)
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| On 17th August
1917 he joined HMS Tamar. http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-80-HMS_Tamar.htm
Other: 6.15 USS Pangpanga + Helena sailed W.
Other: 8.40 C 36 Submarine proceeded W.
Other: 11.40 C 36 Returned to Camber.
Other: 11.30 Chinese Gunboat Kwan Kun Arrived East.
Other: 5-0 Lieut Croasdale
+ 1QB From P+O Narrod joined Ship
On 9th November 1918
he rejoined HMS Scarab "from hospital" http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-11-HMS_Scarab.htm
Lat 30.57, Long 114.3
6.00am: Hands employed cleaning ship.
8.45am: Hands employed cleaning ship.
10.30am: Lt. Croasdaile rejoined ship from Hospital.
12.30pm: 1 Stoker Rating joined ship from Hospital for passage to Shanghai.
pm: Leave to Starb Watch from 1.30 until 7am.
1.30pm: Landed liberty men.
4.00pm: Evening Quarters.
6.30pm: Landed liberty men.
7.30pm: Landed liberty men.
9.00pm: Rounds Correct.10.00pm: Pipe down.
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The Scrarab patrolled extensively up the river, as this map showing its positions shows.
Peter Moss. Updated 6th March 2016. Back to main page