3 September 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

03 Sep


c/o G.P.O.

Tuesday evening 3rd


Dear Mother- Thanks very much for your letter from Pitney – & I am glad you are having a good rest down there – & I am sure it will do you a lot of good – Beastly all these raids lately – but they don’t seem to have done much damage from what the papers say.

I had a letter from Dick to-day – he still seems to think that he’ll be home soon – and fearfully keen for me to arrange my leave at the same time as his – but that’s impossible at present.

I am still having a good time up here- I went to tea with Mrs C.G. this afternoon – I am fearfully busy with our Ship’s Company Concert – I am sort of running it for them – we hope to give it ashore here on Thursday & Friday.

We don’t want a mantle just yet awhile – because our officers’ show is postponed- Still it would be useful to have it to see if it suits-!

Ripping of you to have Chubbie down for a few days – & I am glad she is so much better.

Best love to you Mother-

Your ever loving son



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