British seaman served aboard HMS Devonshire in North Atlantic, 1916-1918
REEL 1: Background in GB, 1914-1915: story of attempting to join army in Bristol and enlisting with Royal Navy in Plymouth, 2/1915; basic training; period aboard HMS Essex; general duties; rum ration; posted to HMS Devonshire, 1916. Aspects of operations as seaman aboard HMS Devonshire in North Atlantic, 1916-1918: story of transporting gold bullion to Nova Scotia, Canada; description of duties with convoys in North Atlantic; problem of attacks by German U-boats; number of ships in convoy; memories of Armistice celebrations in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 11/11/1918; memories of civilian employment as butcher's assistant in Chilcompton, Somerset.
REEL 2 Continues: description of duties boarding ships to search for contraband goods; routes of convoys; attitude to naval life; reason for enlisting. Post-war life and employment