Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 51
All the guards on the ship now wear life-belts constantly, but this is merely a precautionary measure in case of accident. Turned in at 8 P.M.
Not feeling too good to-day and the weather is somewhat rough & stormy but appears to be clearing up again,
This afternoon is our 'washing day' and we have to wash all our dirty clothes ourselves & hang them on lines just like the sailors do on the men-of –war.
We have been putting our watches back every night 21 minutes and so we must be quite a considerable time behind you by now. When we get up at 6