The diary of Royal Marine William Cocks, my Great Grandad, serving as a Royal Marine on-board HMS Mohawk in 1898 during her cruise of the Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz.
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Monday 18th July 1898 HMS Mohawk Horse riding for shore leave
Started cleaning ship ready for painting, watch on
shore enjoying themselves very well indeed Horse riding
being the general amusement the inhabitants was very
kind and hospitable to us, and took a lot of trouble in
making us welcome.