Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake
Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake
Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake
Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake
Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake
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Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake

Lakes Journal - A Royal Naval Signaller's Experiences during WW1, by Lawrence Jabez Lake
Book published by Brixham Museum, 61pages. Rectangular Hardback - c.21.5cm by 30cm (N8153X1)


From the introduction: This Journal of Lawrence Jabez Lake relates to the early years of his service in the Royal Navy, having begun training as a wireless operator in 1912, aged 16, and it follows his service during the First World War. It is illustrated with his own paintings and photographs. In 1913 he joined H.M.S. Blake, which was based in Invergordon, Ross-Shire, and which formed part of the 2nd Flotilla. After war was announced on 4th August 1914, his flotilla was involved in action against German vessels and was on constant lookout for German submarines in the Orkneys. The journal refers to Lawrence serving on a number of other ships to cover fellow Wireless Operators during their sick leave; the fleet laying mines throughout various conflicts during the war and includes his witnessing of the surrender of the German fleet. He progressed in rank through the war years to become a Lieutenant...

The condition of the book is generally good. The covers have one or two minor scuffs, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.