23 August 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

23 Aug


c/o G.P.O.

Aug. 23rd


Dear Mother

V. many thanks for your letter. I’m glad the wedding has all been fixed up allright for H. Trinity – the last I heard was that it was to be at St Mary’s – must have been a slight scare that – Jim being recalled suddenly like that.

How ripping for Dick & Ted to have met. Wherever is that place Ambler – I must look it up. I suppose it was Ted who went to see Dick.

I’ve sent that little oar along & I hope it will arrive safely.

I had a letter from Ruth a few days ago- please thank her for it will you – She seems quite busy at the Hospital.

I’ve just started my usual cold – I’m always the first one to get them – It’s just in its worst stage now.

Awfully sorry to hear that Julian Yeatman is wounded- I met him up in town when I dined there one evening-

We’ve just had a beautiful Ship’s Bell presented to us by the Malay States- & tomorrow a Malayan fellow is coming up to make the formal presentation – and each officers’ mess has got a little silver model

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Julian Yeatman was the R. J. Yeatman who co-wrote 1066 and All That. The Yeatmans were friends of Gertrude’s and Benedicta Yeatman was Ben’s godmother. 

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