24 September 1916 Dear Mother I have your letter to hand sat noon quite intact. I am alright and all being well you may expect me Friday night but I may not be able to catch the 6-5 from Euston. By all means ask Jack Newport as I should like him to come very much… Continue reading 24 September 1916 – A fine old Zeppelin raid.
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.
Dear Mother Many thanks for parcel, Book and note which came to hand intact this morning (Monday). It would have been delivered yesterday but I was away at Crampton’s where I had a very nice time. My marks were not so bad but they are really nothing to make a fuss about. I am glad… Continue reading 18 September 1916 – Got to get to 20 words/minute.
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 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.
13 September 1916 Dear Mother & Father Well our test for the first month is now completed. The results have not yet been read out but I think I stand a decent chance of going forward to my second months instruction. The Buzzer was my worst point. In Semaphore I have done well, I know… Continue reading 13 September 1916 – Waiting for Test Results.
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.