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Royal Marine Light Infantry diary E Med Sea 1917-19

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This short handwritten diary was the property of H Wheeler of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and covers his service against the Turkish Forces from 1917 to 1919 in the Eastern Med. Whilst it does not cover any major sea battles I believe its interest is in the day to day onboard life of the Royal Navy and the harsh realities of the discipline.

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Another photograph of the man, this time wearing a medal I have been unable to identify, any help would be much appreciated :cheers:

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The diary runs to twenty eight pages which I will post if anyone would wish to read it.

A final photograph of Wheeler with his family.

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This is an absolutely cracking piece of RM history I for one would be interested in seeing reading/seeing more pages from the diary if it is not too much trouble, thanks :lol:

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I am slowly reading through these very interesting pages and concentrating on some of the fine detail. It is very interesting that he mentions facts, the size of his messing arrangement, etc. I also like the comment about camouflaging the ship and the CO being very pleased. This is a very nice find and quite the gem of information. I shall have a scout about to see if I can dig up some details of the medal you have shown, if you have not discovered it all ready?

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Thank you for your comments Simon, I will continue to post this diary as time allows. Any help with that medal would be much appreciated :cheers:

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