3 August 1915 – Paul to Gertrude

03 Aug

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

Tuesday. 3rd


Dear Mother.

Thank you for your letter – glad you liked the photograph. I seem to be getting that habit of mine again-

Bee Dudman sent me two parcels of fruit the other day, one of plums & another of red currants – an enormous amount of each – they were awfully good – the currants were a bit squashed though – was’nt it awfully nice of them-

Yes you must try & get down to Pitney when Ted goes away – a change would do you a lot of good.

I am glad to hear Jane has got another job – as you say jolly tiring I should think – standing up all day long and fairly long hours too.

So old James was over for the week end – he has’nt been to Delaford for ages has he?

Nothing much doing up our way as yet – I am wondering whether the anniversary is going to bring us something – I do hope so.

We are absolutely out of quarantine for mumps & measles now – which is a good thing as now we can visit a few of our friends in other ships.

I believe I’ve discovered the whereabouts of that sea chest of mine that I told you about – with all my clothes in it-. I’m not absolutely certain though but I believe it’s at Devonport somewhere.

Afraid this is rather a short letter – I am awfully fit and well, except for a hack on the shin at football to-day.

With very much love to you all

from your ever loving son


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