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Very faded writing in diary
« on: Friday 25 August 17 10:35 BST (UK) »
Hi all

I am very fortunate to have the WW1 war diary of my great uncle from his time on HMS Falmouth.  There are a couple of pages where the writing is very faded and I wondered whether it is possible for others to assist in identifying any information.

I have attached a scan of the page.  Obviously the bottom of the right hand page is readable, but there is faint writing on the rest of these 2 pages.  It is not from susbsequent writing on the back of the corresponding pages.

I can make out that the top of the right hand page says "HMS Falmouth football matches for July" so I think it will be details of various matches as shown at the bottom of the page.

Any help would be appreciated.
Fisher, Rayson, Alcock, Davies.

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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #1 on: Friday 25 August 17 14:41 BST (UK) »
LH page top seems to be a list of expenses

first line looks like :  Galley / Golby Way  ? ? ?
2nd line   "      "        . . . . . . . . . . . . 2/9
then
The ?Scots Greys   1/9
The Reg Home Band  1/3 or maybe 10/3
 ?Flagcold ??   Key   ??Dep      ?1/3

Other page:  As you worked out - HMS Falmouth football matches for July
Line above Friday 23rd could be - Royal Scots ??
2 lines above that - Aug 9th  v. ?Cordelia  ?Border--

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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #2 on: Friday 25 August 17 15:13 BST (UK) »
Thanks Billyblue.

 
Fisher, Rayson, Alcock, Davies.

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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 August 17 17:52 BST (UK) »
Sorry I couldn't do more.  Some more visible on RHS but without knowing names of places, makes it a bit difficult to fill in the blanks.  :P  :P :P

Maybe if you try the Auto Correct in Picture Manager, on the jpg, you might recognise a bit more.
If you're not sure how to do this, let me know.  What version Windows are you using?

Word of warning - make a duplicate of your jpg file before playing round with it, cause if you Auto Correct too much there's no going back.  ::)
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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 August 17 17:59 BST (UK) »
2 lines above that - Aug 9th  v. ?Cordelia ?Border--
Result 2-0
Rogers(?) Soole
(perhaps the chap who scored 2 against Southampton)
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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 August 17 19:06 BST (UK) »
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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 08:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks all for your help and suggestions.

Some of it definitely fits, so IO will use that information.

Thanks again.
Fisher, Rayson, Alcock, Davies.

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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 17:17 BST (UK) »
You could try an ultra-violet light.

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Re: Very faded writing in diary
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 29 August 17 20:44 BST (UK) »
Maybe they (they being his fellow shipmates) were betting on the football matches, and he was the one to keep track??