Small collection of Harold Crofton on board HMS ARETHUSA and HMS CURACOA.

Diary kept by Harold Crofton between 10 July 1918 and 14 November 1918 on HMS CURACOA. His records note that he could speak German and his diary begins with someone ask for German books to be sent to them, summary of each day is in the margins. Also included is a series of letters from Harold to his mother written in 1915 on HMS ARETHUSA, concerning rescuing officers and the King lunching on board.

Harold Crofton's service records are on the National Archives reference ADM 196/174/114.

Administrative / biographical background
Harold Mowatt Maxwell Crofton born 13 August 1896 died 29 November 1918 on HMS CURACOA was a Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

Record Details

Item reference: ADL/Z/58; MSS/76/060 MS1976/060
Catalogue Section: Manuscript documents acquired singly by the Museum
Date made: 1915-1918; 1918-01-01 - ?
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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