31 March 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

31 Mar


c/o G.P.O.

Sunday. 31st.


Dear Mother-   Thanks very much for your letter – I missed the mail out on Wednesday – & have’nt been able to write till now. I am laughing in a way over that old Helmet you sent me – because I KNOW I thanked you for it – I made so sure last time I wrote – as you & Dreda both told me – and now again comes “did you get that helmet I sent you?”-

I have not heard from Rosamund yet as regards making anything for our Church- Awfully nice of you to give them – & the Chaplain is awfully pleased with the idea.

Lovely about Topher’s leave – & I do wish I could be home when he is – but of course it’s impossible – How very amusing about Mrs Mitchell & May A-G-.

Those spots about which I told you have nearly all gone – but they still itch a good deal. The doctor eventually decided it was something that had escaped digestion & was wandering about in my blood – or words to that effect – & ought to soon disappear with the aid of some medicine – I wish they would go. I feel sort of unclean with them on me.

I know how much you have been wanting that bit of garden in front of Delaford – fancy after all this time there being an opportunity of getting it – Rather on the large side – the whole of it –

I should get old Kellie to take the other half-! I’m glad to hear they have at last found a house.

It’s not so cold to-day – but it still has been bitter-

With best love to you all-

Your ever loving son



Rosamund had trained to do embroidery for churches, hence Paul’s suggestion she should make something for the chapel on the Malaya

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