11 June 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

11 Jun


c/o G.P.O.

June. 11th 1916


Dear Mother.

I arrived back yesterday morning all safe & sound – beastly journey but I managed to put in a good bit of sleep during the night.

I found Mr Drew at Kings X waiting to see me off – rather nice of him to rush all that way to see me. I took Chubbie- Sheina & Rosamund to the station too.

Everything seems very quiet onboard, & not much doing. They are opening some new tennis courts tomorrow – so I hope to get some while we are here –

I’ve seen Tommy Drew – & dined with him last night – & he has been lunching with me to-day.

* Oh. the Book markers were here on my arrival – simply lovely they are I think- The Chaplain is on leave at present so I’ll give them to him when he comes back – & of course stacks of letters for me; which I must get busy & answer-

Goodnight – I did so enjoy my leave, positively every minute of it was lovely – and the great thing was seeing you all look so well & fit-

My best love to you

Your ever loving son



Paul seems to have had a London Leave immediately after the Battle of Jutland. The Malaya had been badly damaged and was in dock in Invergordon for repairs. 

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