Diary and notebook kept by George Lea, Telegraphist aboard HMS LION.

A diary kept by George Lea in 1 January 1918 on board HMS LION mentions the captured crew of HMS TARA and events during the Armistice from 11 November 1918 after receiving messages from the Eiffel Tower and ships celebrated by firing coloured lights and making as much row as possible on their sirens. Also contains a handwritten notebook book titled 'Sparks from a Sparker's Spark Gap' containing drawings, music and poems from 1914 to 1920 and diary kept by George Lea, 1914-1920, with a dedication to a friend at the beginning.
George Lea's service records are on the National Archives reference: ADM 188/693/23187.

Object Details

ID: JOD/310
Type: Manuscript
Display location: Not on display
Date made: 1914 - 1920; 1920-01-01 - ?
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: 2 volumes
Parts: Journals and Diaries (Manuscript)

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