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Log of the THESEUS, 1914, by Chief Gunner Ernest George Courtis.


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Biographical details Ernest George Courtis born about 2 November 1873 died 3 February 1915 on HMS CLAN MCNAUGHTON which sunk. He married Gertrude Montague in 1900 and they had two children Gertrude Ellen May Courtis and Geoffrey Ernest Montague Curtis. Ernest fist joined in 1900 joining the ALGERINE in China station 15 February 1900 until 14 May 1903. He became Acting Gunner1 November 1898 and Chief Gunner 1 November 1913.
Description Private Logbook and Journal Dated 1914, entitled 'Diary of the War' includes a list of officers on HMS THESEUS, the loss of HMS HAWKE suck by German Submarine U-9 15 October 1914 while out of sight of the rest of the Squadron at 10:30, followed by an unsuccessful attack on Theseus by the submarine and notes at the end he will keep a new diary in the CLAN MCNAUGHTON. The book is dedicated to Geoffery and Gertie his children. Only half the book is used.
Ernest service record are on the national archives refernece: ADM 196/34/462
Date made 1914-08-01 - 1914-11-24

Finding Reference JOD/309
Catalogue section Manuscript volumes acquired singly by the Museum
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Extent 1 volume
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