01 Aug 1942, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Dearest, Another month started and we can't see the end yet - it may be a long time yet but still we hope on. I've started to write separately a synopsis* of our first 6 months (*insert [I never got on with this] above line) - it can only be headings as it's quite impossible to write here - lack of privacy and really I'm not able to sit up at table for very long at a time. Glover's going has made things more comfortable here but it has made me much more lonely - if I start to think too much then I can't sleep at night! I was very depressed yesterday but I'll soon perk up again. I do wish I could hear from you or about you. Glover is going to try from Shanghai. I would give anything to know where you are and how you are faring.
Cheero just now. Billie
Christine Ross died two days ago - I arranged everything of course and had a Cadet bearer party.