23 January 1917
HM Carrier Q18
c/0 GPO London
Dear Father & Mother
Things are much the same here but we have not yet made a move to sea. The weather has been very cold indeed but I hope it will be a little warmer before long.
I met another old chum of mine yesterday, Moorhouse who was at Milford with me. He had come to join a trawler running out of here. Waygood, Moorhouse & myself spent last evening together with some relations of Waygood & had a very nice time together. It took us quite a time to explain our many moves to each other. About 10 of the chaps I knew at the Palace are going to the West Indies so they are going to see something.
We have been fixing our aerial wires up today & are going to have a new dynamo put in. Things are getting ship shape now & I don’t think we shall be long before we push off now. Did you get my bag from Milford ?
I have written again to the Station Master at Swansea about my purse & expect a reply in a day or two.
Hoping all are well at home
With best love to all