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    Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 19:40
This is an interesting little webpage which refers to the service of this vessel as a Cable Layer at Gallipoli.
Its intorduction is shown below for reference.

Introduction: Lawrence Spalding worked for the Eastern Telegraph Company, serving on CS Levant II during the period 1915-1916 while the ship was engaged in the laying and maintenance of cables before and during the various landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in World War I. Spalding kept a diary in which he recorded the ship's daily activities, describing the places and beach heads to which cables were laid, the people on board, the various war ships in the area at the time, and the instructions and commands they received, as well as noting his personal thoughts.

Here Mr Spalding's grandson, Peter Spalding, gives a brief description of his grandfather's career in the cable service, and shares stories from his grandfather's wartime diary.

Edited by Mal Murray - 08 Mar 2011 at 19:41
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