Dec 6th 1916
My dear Mother-
Thank you most awfully for your letter – & for the present – simply ripping of you really- I have sent off 3 lots of Illustrated Papers which I hope will be useful for the Wounded soldiers – I’ll see what I can do each week-
Well our show went off awfully well – & everyone seems to have thoroughly enjoyed it – we did it 3 a day for 3 days – jolly tiring – but great fun. We have had some photographs taken of the Troupe – and I will send them along as soon as I get them. Of course we are all sorry it’s over now.
Yes I heard from Sheina about Jim being a Captain – so I have written to him – still more rumours about his eventual Hdqrs!! wonder where he really will go.
Have just seen about this Food Supply shortage-! I suppose it really must be getting time they did take control of food. You’ve seen we have a new C-in C. We are all awfully sorry to lose Jellicoe – still it is not for us to discuss it really – whether we like it or not.
Has Jane gone on a holiday – I have’nt heard from her for ages.
My very best love to you all – & very many thanks Mother-
Your ever loving son
Jellicoe’s replacement: “There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.”