May 18, 1943 – Merton's War Diary

May 18, 1943

Arrived at Sidney, N.S. and anchored in harbor overnight.

My Grandfather was a man of many words.

On Arnold Hague’s Convoy Database Page [LINK]  it looks like Convoy HS.86 may have departed on the 19th and arrived on the 20th.  I had noticed an inconsistency with Merton’s arrival in Halifax yesterday but did not think of it.

The Dorchester - From

The Dorchester – From

The diary records I have appear to have been typed up at a later date and not a true day to day journal.  I would love to know if that other journal even exists and that these were just the notes.  Perhaps he has lost a couple of days while on the ship or perhaps his memory is a bit off.  I of course can’t rule out that the website is wrong either.

Perhaps in the future he will catch back up with himself.

In 1943 and 1944,  my Grandfather Merton Young traveled to Greenland while working for the Merritt-Chapman & Scott Company.  He wrote a brief diary of his journey and this is a piece of that story.

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