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29 January 1916 – Paul to Gertude

29 Jan

H.M.S. Malaya

c/o G.P.O.

29th

Dear Mother –   Excuse pencil – but can’t get any ink at present. I arrived up here safely – yesterday morning – beastly journey – & I was very tired – & it’s fairly strenuous at present – & will be for some time.

Will you see if you can find my old-ish uniform monkey jacket. I think it must be in my room somewhere – you can tell it by the  right arm’s gold lace which is fairly wobbly – & one of the rings on the sleeve is sort of unstitched & bent back a bit. It must be at home I think- if you find it please send it as soon as possible-

Hope everyone at home is flourishing – bestest love to you all – your ever loving son

Paul

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_jacket

 
2 Comments

Posted by on 29 January, '16 in HMS Malaya, Rosyth

 

2 responses to “29 January 1916 – Paul to Gertude

  1. Paul

    29 January, '16 at 19:24

    I wonder why he wanted it and why it was in such a state?

     
  2. Family Letters

    31 January, '16 at 19:12

    Good questions, both of them. I don’t think we find out.

     

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