The First Burial

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The First Burial

Post by Admin on Sat May 16, 2015 6:00 pm

I find this diary entry a little odd. Clearly they are barely out of Australian waters and a death has occurred. And Charles does not give any detail. I can't help wonder why?

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Re: The First Burial

Post by LynnG on Sat May 16, 2015 6:24 pm

Speculating here,..... perhaps there is a clue in his entry prior when he comments recovering from his bout of influenza....remembering the Spanish Flu epidemic at the end of WW1 kills more people than the war itself, though that's still three years a way....If Uncle Charlie has the flu there is a good chance it's rife through out the ship.....

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Post by Admin on Sat May 16, 2015 6:30 pm

Maybe, but if that was the case, surely the weight of that situation warranted a more detailed entry...just a bit odd

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Post by LynnG on Sat May 16, 2015 6:47 pm

He may have written more....but it may have been censored. I would imagine a potentially deadly outbreak of illness would not be something the war office would want out as public knowledge...


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Re: The First Burial

Post by LynnG on Sat May 16, 2015 7:33 pm

Here ya go..

https://www.awm.gov.au/sites/default/files/troopships-ww1.pdf


The very last paragraph pertains to documents regarding deaths on troopships..See if you have better luck than me finding the relevant document, I've just found myself going round in internet circles for the last half hour

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