Catalogue description W Timmons

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Reference: WT
Title: W Timmons

Ts account (74pp), compiled in 1929, of the service of the liner LAURENTIC as an armed cruiser from the time of her commissioning in November 1914, covering in detail her deployment on transferring German prisoners of war from West Africa to the United Kingdom (December 1914 - January 1915), on patrol and shipping examination duties off Hong Kong and Singapore (February 1915 - August 1916) and on transporting gold bullion from the United Kingdom and South Africa to Halifax, Nova Scotia from August 1916 until she was mined and sunk off the west coast of Ireland on 26 January 1917. Timmons, who served as a chief writer in HMS LAURENTIC until December 1916, also gives an interesting account of the refusal, on financial grounds, of many of the crew to sign the 'T 124' agreement in September 1916 and the consequences of their dissent.

Date: 1929
Held by: Imperial War Museum Department of Documents, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Timmons, W, fl 1916-1929

Physical description: 1 file
Physical condition: Original Documents
Access conditions:


  • West Africa
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Naval personnel
  • War prisoners
  • First World War, 1914-1918

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