20 September 1916 – Up to 16 words/ minute; looking forward to leave in 9 days time.

20 September 1916 Same Dear Mother & Everybody Just a line to let you know that I am still going on as usual. We are going strong with the Buzzer and it is coming more naturally to me now.  I got 86% marks at 16 words per min today.  We get a lecture on Electricity… Continue reading 20 September 1916 – Up to 16 words/ minute; looking forward to leave in 9 days time.

16 September 1916 – Staying with The Cramptons in Wembley; been to Kew Gardens and Richmond.

16 September 1916 26 Copeland Road Wembley My Dear Mother & Father You will see from the address that I am staying the week end with Mr & Mrs Crampton. I am having a very pleasant stay and Mr Crampton & family are all very well.  I got your note saying that you were going… Continue reading 16 September 1916 – Staying with The Cramptons in Wembley; been to Kew Gardens and Richmond.

14 September 1916 – Test Results put James 35th out of 100; can go on to 2nd month of training.

14 September 1916 My dear Mother & Father I can now give you the results of my exams and from my point of view they are highly satisfactory. I have got 178 marks out of a possible of 195 and as this works out to about 90%, I cannot grumble much at the result.  The… Continue reading 14 September 1916 – Test Results put James 35th out of 100; can go on to 2nd month of training.

10 September 1916 – Received prizes from Manchester Technical School; more exams.

10 September 1916 Dear Father & Mother Many thanks for parcel to hand Sunday morning. It was a bit broken and one of the ends came out on the way from the P.O.  The blue has run a bit on the shirt.  The only way to prevent the colour running is to keep the blue… Continue reading 10 September 1916 – Received prizes from Manchester Technical School; more exams.