28 June 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

28 Jun


c/o G.P.O.

June. 28th 1916


My dear Mother.

Thank you very much for your letter- the Chaplain asked me for your address so I presumed he had written to you about the markers.

I meant to go and see Mrs C.G. on Sunday – but the boats were all wrong somehow – and I don’t know whether I shall get another chance – I hope so anyhow.

A good old Delaford kroust on Sunday there seems to have been – what fun they all must have had.

Of course – I think it’s too sad for words about Topher’s leave – I can imagine exactly his feelings – when he saw that notice- but I expect he had an inkling poor fellow – as I heard something about a “push” about now-ish. That’s the third time is’nt it – it’s been stopped. I must write to him.

Rather a change in the weather this last week – it’s all gone misty and damp- but still quite warm.

I went to see Enid Nelson (that was – now Mrs Moore) the other day – had lunch & tea at her house – she has 2 quite sweet kids – the eldest girl about 18 months & beginning to get interesting from my sort of point of view. I wheeled her about most of the afternoon – & gave the nurse a sort of half holiday. Enid asked after you all-

I dined with Tommy Drew on Saturday – & he was here with me last night.

I had a long letter from Dick yesterday too – he seems to be quite happy out there – but rather wanted to come home I think- I wrote Ted 7 of these pages – back to front – the other day – it’s so hard to write interesting details to him – till the despatch is published – still I hope it won’t get censored – or sunk –

Now I must go to bed – goodnight – & my best love to you all-

Your ever loving son


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