30 August 1916 (?) J Simpson O S M Z 1831 No 50 Mess Wireless School Class A8 RN Depot Crystal Palace Dear Mother Many thanks for letter which arrived last evening. I am going on fairly well in the Wireless School and can receive fairly well at 8 words per min. The test may… Continue reading 30 August 1916 – Can receive at 8 words/minute; more Lancashire recruits have arrived.
26 August 1916 Saturday night Wireless School No 50 Mess Royal Naval Depot Crystal Palace LONDON SE Dear Mother & Father Many thanks for your parcel which arrived this evening and I must say the contents are as interesting as those of former parcels. You seem to be a little afraid of my safety in… Continue reading 26 August 1916 – Thinks Wireless should be safer; hoping leave will go through.
Friday August 25 1916 My dear Mother & Father Some more scrawl just to let you know that I am still very much alive & kicking. I am now in the Wireless School and am trying to solve the mysteries of dots and dashes. I am falling into things slowly but surely and my only… Continue reading 25 August 1916 – 1st Wireless test coming up; another Zeppelin raid.
Wednesday August 23 1916 Dear Mother Just a line to let you know how I am getting along. I put in my request for a definite transfer to the wireless section and within 2 ½ hours of putting it in to the office I was receiving my first lesson on receiving messages. My SubLieu used… Continue reading 23 August 1916 – Has got into the Wireless section; got two months to learn it all and pass the exams.
August 18 1916 Dear Mother & Father Just a few lines to let you know that I am still in the pink. Some of our class are gong into the Signal School on Monday next but my turn has not come yet. I am glad now I did not arrange to come home this week… Continue reading 18 August 1916 – Leave cancelled; Received 2/- (10p) pay
18 August 1916 Card to Ellen Dear Ellen I received your second letter and was pleased to hear that you will perhaps be having a short holiday at Chester. The sewing you have done for me is very good and it is very kind of you to try and make something useful for your brother. … Continue reading 18 August 1916: Card to his Sister, Ellen; very hot.
16 August 1916 Dear Everybody I got your letter containing notes from everybody and I must thank all contributors. The 10/- note was quite safe. You letter was very interesting reading and I was glad for the news of the boys. I also note news of D Gray and also the 2/- incident. You say… Continue reading 16 August 1916 – All classes of people.