22 November 1916
J Simpson O/Tel
I will write you a letter as you request. First of all don’t put c/o GPO London on my letters as it takes them far longer to come. Your letters is nicely put together but just take a little care in spelling peoples names. I am glad that you had a good time at the social & that such a substantial amount was realised. The prizes did not seem to be very valuable.
Send me a photo along also one or two of myself. I have got 2 comforters so I shant want any more.
It was very funny where the 10/- note went to. I am glad you had such a good time at your reunion services. Tell Dad to let me know all about his new Stags. We have a little stove in a cabin next to ours and we can go & warm ourselves there if we feel cold. We have free run of the ship and can go anywhere. I have written to Pulling & expect a reply in a day or two. We are still in the Haven but expect going to sea immediately. Sometimes we are out a week at once so don’t be alarmed if you don’t get a note for a few days. I will write as often as possible and keep you posted up with my doings.
Poor little Charles would have been 7 years old today, November 22nd.
Wish mother “many happy returns of November 7th”. I thought about her but kept forgetting to mention it in my letters.
Write me again in a few days.
Love to all