1 July 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

01 Jul


c/o G.P.O.

Saturday evening.


Dear Mother. Thanks muchly for your letter & for the parcel of clothes – yes all mine.

A slight surprise that – I could’nt realize it when I got Sheina’s letter telling me about Jim & herself. But how too lovely is’nt it. I have not heard from Jim as yet. It seems to me to have been a surprise to you all has’nt it.

Yes- I will write to Rosamund in a minute or two.

I saw Digby for a few minutes yesterday. He seems very well & enjoyed his trip to France very much. He has his wife & family up here – so I must try & go & see them.

They tell me I have got shingles now – too sickening is’nt it – It does’nt affect me at all- I mean I still feel perfectly fit – but it sort of hurts & itches alternately – nothing to worry about.

Funny your meeting Dorothie Critchley – at the shop I suppose. She is an awfully nice girl I think – & a great friend of mine.

We had a cricket match on Thursday against some soldiers here- the Scottish Rifles- & were ever so pleased to beat them as it’s the first time a “Malaya” team has played.

Much love to you all-

Your ever loving son


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