A rough and dangerous voyage from India

The Sisters of the Community of St John Baptist defied the dangers of war to travel back and forth to India.

29 February 1916 [Leap Year]

A telephone message was received announcing that the Kaisar-i-Hind had reached the Docks [bringing a Sister home from India]. Sister Beatrice Mary arrived at Clewer in the evening. She had had a rough and dangerous voyage owing to possibility of meeting sub-marines & mines. In the Channel the ship just swept along preceded by mine-sweepers, and followed by a number of small boats anxious to share in the safety thus afforded.

Annals of the Community of St John Baptist, Clewer (D/EX1675/1/14/5)

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