17 June 1915 – Paul to Gertrude

17 Jun

H.M.S. Gloucester
C/o G.P.O.

June 17th

Dear Mother.

Ever so many thanks for your two letters. Our mails have been all wrong again – such a nuisance, and we got our first mails since we left G 2 days ago.

I am glad to hear Dreda has got her job – I must say I do think it is a fine thing for her to have done – and I do hope she will get on allright.

Oh. Thank you awfully for the cake – it arrived quite fresh & ever so good.

Somebody seems to be getting worried about my photographs. It’s all right – they’ve been ordered from Robinson – but will someone pop in one day & send with them a piece of cardboard – or the thing they send photographs away in, one for each for me to send them away – do you see what I mean – and you know how crumpled a photograph gets if it’s not properly wrapped up especially nowadays, & tell him to hurry up too.

And will you send me a pair of Bedroom slippers – leather soles – sort of carpet slippers- 7½ or 8?

Ted sent me a lovely present the other day – a silver flask – most useful really and some ripping records – from the “Passing Show”. Has he passed his board! I do hope they won’t let him go out till he is really fit. He writes & says he’s still a bit dicky.

He & Dick down at B-mouth seem to have had a lovely time –visiting various old friends

Well I must stop now – ever so much love to you all-

Your ever loving son



It’s hard to tell where G may have been without sight of the logs. The obvious place is Gibraltar but Paul talks of being cold. Other candidates might be Grangemouth on the Forth, or possibly Gloucester itself or Glasgow.  

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