26 February 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

26 Feb

H.M.S. Malaya




Dear Mother-

Thanks very much for your letter – Yes I was adrift last week with my letter I am afraid – but I expect you have got it by now.

Not much news from this part of the world – I’ve just had a letter from Ben & Marjorie – Ben does’nt like being couped up all day at all- but otherwise seems happy enough.

I’ve “spoken” to that nephew of Mrs Black’s – he’s in my “division”, all same “company” – so I speak to him a good deal – quite a nice fellow – he was awfully surprised when I said I knew all the Blacks quite well-

I am glad to hear Ruth has fixed it up with Guy’s Hospital – seems a long way off though – Aug: 9th – but she deserves a good bit of leave first – does’nt she?

I get plenty of exercise these days – which is a good thing – as I was getting fearfully out of training with all that long leave.

Our quarter deck is huge – so we always play hockey every evening now & we also have a boat’s crew under way – in which I pull.

Miss Kellie seems to be installed as a Delafordian – I must say I liked her awfully – & everyone says something about her in their letters-

best love to all

your ever loving son



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Posted by on 26 February, '16 in HMS Malaya, Rosyth


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