Request for volunteers

Request for volunteers

23rd February 1918

On 23rd Feb 1918, the Grant Fleet returned to Rosyth, Scotland, after forty-eight hours convoying from Bergen to Aberdeen etc. We were a coaling ship, taking in about 2000 tons of provisions etc. We, HMAS Australia, being the Flagship of the Second Battle Cruiser Squadron, received a wireless [communication] asking for volunteers to the numbers of eleven men, for special service. On receiving the message, Seamen and Stokers were asked to volunteer. Soon it was seen al who wished to go could not be accepted, much to their disappointment. Only eleven were chosen.

Created by: Keith1947

  • Profile picture for Norbert Joseph Mccrory

    Born 1892

    Died 1945

    Royal Navy 1183 Leading Stoker HMAS Australia

    Royal Navy 1183 Leading Stoker HMS Thetis

    Royal Navy 1183 Ordinary Seaman Royal Australian Navy