“The dreariest thing that has ever happened to me”

Percy Spencer enjoyed a stay with his sister Florence when he was home on leave. But now it was back to the grind. He sent Florence a postcard, postmarked 4 August 1915, to say:

Thanks for your delightful long letter, and for all the many things you did for me at home.

Will you do another thing – send me a bar of prison soap and a towel, both of which I left in my room.

I think the journey back was the dreariest thing that has ever happened to me, but it’s wonderful how soon one settles down again and starts to look forward to the next peep at dear old England, home and hearts.

Yours ever
Percy

Letter from Percy Spencer to his sister Florence (D/EZ177/7/4/40)

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