7 November 1916
Dear Mother & Father
I arrived back about 7.30. We had a fairly pleasant journey & I managed to get a bit of a sleep. We had to change carriages at Derby but I got a decent one so it did not matter much. They have told us our ships this morning and mine is H.M.S. Nodzu. I believe this is a steam trawler and its base is at Milford Haven so I shall be off there on Friday next. Don’t write to Milford Haven until you hear from me then I think the correct address will be O/Tel Simpson MZ1831 HMS Nodzu, Milford Haven, c/o GPO London. Moorhouse goes with me to Milford Haven but to another vessel. Pulling is again in lucks way. He goes to Holyhead to join a splendid steam yacht. Waygood goes to Plymouth. Noblett & that fellow from Blackpool are off to Larne Ireland so you see we are pretty widely scattered. You can let anybody know where I have got to but tell Fred Roberts & John Bromley when convenient.
Nothing more for the present so Ta Ta & best love to all