31 October 1916 Tuesday Same Dear Mother & all You may expect me on Thursday evening all being well. I came out10th out of 91 in the whole school and 2nd in my class with 306 marks out of 340 so this is not a bad finish. Everything here is much the same. I got… Continue reading 31 October 1916 – Came 10th out of 91.
30 October 1916 Dear Mother & Father I am again back after my stay at Cramptons. I have had a nice quiet stay and left them all quite well. We have got to know about our exams this morning and I have got through alright. No one knows the exact results as yet but we… Continue reading 30 October 1916 – Passed exams; home in 3 days time.
27 October 1916 Friday Same Address Dear Mother & Father I am very sorry indeed that you have not been able to come down & see me at home (?). It would have been a fine experience for you but I don’t see how it is possible now. However Mother, we will make time if… Continue reading 27 October 1916 – Mother decides not to visit London; Final Tests; going to Billingsgate Market.
DIARY: Final Exam; came 2nd in class and 10th in school
24 October 1916 J Simpson 4383 H.8 Class HM W/T School (Wireless / Transmission) Crystal Palace Dear Mother & Father I am still going along alright. My cold has practically left me now. I feel my tooth occasionally but that wretched dentist gave me a rotten time. I got your parcel Monday noon & contents… Continue reading 24 October 1916 – Been listening to Zeppelins signalling to each other; final Tests tomorrow.
23 October 1916 Sunday Palace Dear Mother I got your letter this morning but your parcel has not yet arrived. I suppose it will arrive tomorrow. I am glad you are going along alright in Dad’s absence & I hope the change will do him good. As regards you coming down here to see me… Continue reading 23 October 1916 – Mother may visit James in London; been to Hampton Court; Picks up distress signals from the Liner Aulaunia.
10 October 1916 Dear Mother & Father Am still quite well & hearty and just going on as usual. Buzzing as usual with the usual lectures I am now getting a small insight into the intricacies of Receiving & Transmitting gear which is very a complicated subject. I have done another watch in the Silence… Continue reading 10 October 1916 – Two Letters: Thinking about a commission; been to swimming baths. More Leave