09 Apr 1942, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Everybody else is out so I have peace. We had Council again yesterday and I had a walk afterwards with Gimson. He is still in on the C.S. business and has very little use for Fraser. Butters says he has a claim. I am rather surprised that he puts it forward - perhaps he thinks Fraser is to act. If Harry puts it forward against me I'll be very disappointed in him. I know you'll be thinking that I'll get away on leave. I hope however you'll come back stay a little with me and then go home with the bairns perhaps ahead of me if I can't get leave. I must find out when Gimson had leave. Sir Mark Young is still here and we hear he has been moved to Barker Road - in the Socony house where Tracy lived [?"Altadenia"] but Gimson is quite sure he will not resume duty and never come back. So Gimson will act until a new Governor arrives - I should get on leave then. We'll have to think then whether I'm going to come back again - we have lost so much that I feel I'll have to come back to make up a little. We may get compensation of course but you never can tell. Well cheero again Darling - I think of you all the time and wish I knew where you are and how you are.
All my love always B