Captain Henry Johnstone Temperley Grey

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Henry Temperley Grey was born in Weston-Super-Mare on 20th February 1875, the son of a Congregational Minister. He went to sea at the age of 15 and as you will read, had a wonderful career all over the world and of course, was one of the founders and President of the Royal Naval Reserve Officers’ Club, Liverpool in 1925.
His Grandson, Chris Tilley, kindly lent John Glover the original journals and also the typed carbon copy, so that he might transcribe them and add reader’s notes and photos/scans to enhance the book. He has tried to incorporate as many of Captain Temperley Grey’s original photos as possible.
With grateful thanks to Chris for not only the opportunity to edit these journals but to be privy to his personal papers and enjoy a fantastic read! He wrote his story in the mid-1940s and apart from having his notes over the years, he has added descriptions of the places visited and also historical information about them – all in the days before search engines! He had a wonderful way of telling us about the people, places, fauna and flora.
The language is of the time and readers should be aware of this as nothing has been changed in order to preserve authenticity.

The book is now on our website. Go to the Centenary Book Tab and scroll down to the bottom and then click on the image of the book cover to open and read it.

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