5 April 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

05 Apr


c/o G.P.O.

5th April.


Dear Mother – Thanks very much for your letter – they seem to arrive the same time as usual in spite of the Zepps – the latter seem to have done a good deal of damage this time – good work getting that one through.

Have you ever sent those old Cordwalles Chronicles to Mr Voules – he would awfully like to see them I know – but I remember you saying something about having them bound first.

One or two days lately have been ripping but as yet they don’t seem to last very long.

Just seen a rough idea about the new Budget – fairly sticking it on are’nt they – but I suppose it must be done sometime.

That rash of mine has nearly all gone now – but it seems to remain in this sort of condition – and still itches a bit – it ought to go soon – I’ve had it for such ages it seems now.

I have’nt heard a word from Rosamund as yet about the Church things for which I asked her – whether she would do – I sent it via Delaford I think as I could’nt find the address at the moment. Glad to hear Topher will be home fairly soon – he deserves a good bit of leave – but I don’t suppose he will get more than the ordinary five days or so. Good for Jim getting his second star – I must write & congratulate him – I did’nt see his name in the Gazette.-

There’s not very much news this time – I am awfully fit – except this rotten rash annoys me-

Very best love to you all.

Your ever loving son


Paul’s description of Jim’s “Second Star” suggests he’s been made up to a full Lieutenant.

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