“Jack’s war” – twenty years in the British Army , item 17

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 upper left image 

 right side (page 1 of letter) 

 in margin 

God Bless

you and

take care of

x you x                 

 return address 

Marsh Rd

Drogheda

Ireland


 July 3rd, 18.


My Dearest Husband

  an answer to your

ever welcome letter which

I received this morning

and I must say you

are a real good Love.

to write to me so often

and to let me know

how you are doing

for I fretted a lot

after you going back

I think that was the

 left side 

your Father + Mother were

glad to hear you are well

also Mrs. Fay. Nan Nannie

Neddy. Johnnie Keegan and

Minnie , Well my Darling

you tell me you will

Send me the price of a

new Dress but you have 

been very good to me

since you went back

I hope you won't be leaving

yourself short, everything

is so very dear here/

it does not be easy

getting it. I had to pay

22 Shillings for a pair of

Sunday boots, but I will

have it to say you

bought me the Dress

 I will be swanky when

                 you come home


 lower left image 

 left side 

She was glad to hear

you are well, you

tell me you are down

by the Sea Side you

aught to take me out

there for the good of my

health. I would get a

bit of flesh on. I suppose

you will be bigger than 

John Bull when you come

home, you have me a

hard task. looking for

Tobacco. as it is very

scarce but I am

making out a few

ounces for you  I am

sending your watch and

      tobacco together

 right side 

and the OXO

and Bovril after

it so be on the

look out for them

I sent you the Argus

this two weeks.

don't say you did

not get them.

                                        Marsh Rd

                                    Drogheda

                                    Ireland

                              July 13th 18

My Dearest Husband

            an answer to your

ever welcome letter

which I received this

morning also one on

last Monday. I am

delighted to see by

them you are quite

well as this leaves

myself at present thank

                        God.

 upper right image 

                 Marsh Rd

            Drogheda

              Ireland

My Dearest Husband

              just a line hoping

it will find you in 

Good Health as I am myself

at present thank God.

 I am sending you the

OXO v Bovril I hope you

will get it alright

let me know as soon

as you do. Also the

watch and Tobacco

Mrs Fay Sent you

the Tobacco that is

along with it.

She is a very kind


 lower right image 

 left side 

your letter hurted me as

well as mine you, so let

it drop about it. Lom +

Mollie wishes to be remembered

to you also Mrs Fay

and the neighbors. I do

send the paper every week

I hope you do get them

Well My Dear Husband

I will close now with

the Best of Love to you

        I remain your

        ever Loving Wife

  xxxxxxxx

xxxxxxxxxx   Maggie

 right side 

              Marsh Rd

             Drogheda

            Ireland

                 25th Sept 18

My Dearest Husband

          an answer to your

ever welcome letter. I was

glad to see by it you are

quite well thank God. I am

quite well myself. I was

also glad to see you got

the Pipe of Tobacco alright

I shall send you some

more Tobacco next week



Transcription saved

 upper left image 

 right side (page 1 of letter) 

 in margin 

God Bless

you and

take care of

x you x                 

 return address 

Marsh Rd

Drogheda

Ireland


 July 3rd, 18.


My Dearest Husband

  an answer to your

ever welcome letter which

I received this morning

and I must say you

are a real good Love.

to write to me so often

and to let me know

how you are doing

for I fretted a lot

after you going back

I think that was the

 left side 

your Father + Mother were

glad to hear you are well

also Mrs. Fay. Nan Nannie

Neddy. Johnnie Keegan and

Minnie , Well my Darling

you tell me you will

Send me the price of a

new Dress but you have 

been very good to me

since you went back

I hope you won't be leaving

yourself short, everything

is so very dear here/

it does not be easy

getting it. I had to pay

22 Shillings for a pair of

Sunday boots, but I will

have it to say you

bought me the Dress

 I will be swanky when

                 you come home


 lower left image 

 left side 

She was glad to hear

you are well, you

tell me you are down

by the Sea Side you

aught to take me out

there for the good of my

health. I would get a

bit of flesh on. I suppose

you will be bigger than 

John Bull when you come

home, you have me a

hard task. looking for

Tobacco. as it is very

scarce but I am

making out a few

ounces for you  I am

sending your watch and

      tobacco together

 right side 

and the OXO

and Bovril after

it so be on the

look out for them

I sent you the Argus

this two weeks.

don't say you did

not get them.

                                        Marsh Rd

                                    Drogheda

                                    Ireland

                              July 13th 18

My Dearest Husband

            an answer to your

ever welcome letter

which I received this

morning also one on

last Monday. I am

delighted to see by

them you are quite

well as this leaves

myself at present thank

                        God.

 upper right image 

                 Marsh Rd

            Drogheda

              Ireland

My Dearest Husband

              just a line hoping

it will find you in 

Good Health as I am myself

at present thank God.

 I am sending you the

OXO v Bovril I hope you

will get it alright

let me know as soon

as you do. Also the

watch and Tobacco

Mrs Fay Sent you

the Tobacco that is

along with it.

She is a very kind


 lower right image 

 left side 

your letter hurted me as

well as mine you, so let

it drop about it. Lom +

Mollie wishes to be remembered

to you also Mrs Fay

and the neighbors. I do

send the paper every week

I hope you do get them

Well My Dear Husband

I will close now with

the Best of Love to you

        I remain your

        ever Loving Wife

  xxxxxxxx

xxxxxxxxxx   Maggie

 right side 

              Marsh Rd

             Drogheda

            Ireland

                 25th Sept 18

My Dearest Husband

          an answer to your

ever welcome letter. I was

glad to see by it you are

quite well thank God. I am

quite well myself. I was

also glad to see you got

the Pipe of Tobacco alright

I shall send you some

more Tobacco next week




Transcription history
  • April 10, 2018 22:27:18 Thomas A. Lingner

     upper left image 

     right side (page 1 of letter) 

     in margin 

    God Bless

    you and

    take care of

    x you x                 

     return address 

    Marsh Rd

    Drogheda

    Ireland


     July 3rd, 18.


    My Dearest Husband

      an answer to your

    ever welcome letter which

    I received this morning

    and I must say you

    are a real good Love.

    to write to me so often

    and to let me know

    how you are doing

    for I fretted a lot

    after you going back

    I think that was the

     left side 

    your Father + Mother were

    glad to hear you are well

    also Mrs. Fay. Nan Nannie

    Neddy. Johnnie Keegan and

    Minnie , Well my Darling

    you tell me you will

    Send me the price of a

    new Dress but you have 

    been very good to me

    since you went back

    I hope you won't be leaving

    yourself short, everything

    is so very dear here/

    it does not be easy

    getting it. I had to pay

    22 Shillings for a pair of

    Sunday boots, but I will

    have it to say you

    bought me the Dress

     I will be swanky when

                     you come home


     lower left image 

     left side 

    She was glad to hear

    you are well, you

    tell me you are down

    by the Sea Side you

    aught to take me out

    there for the good of my

    health. I would get a

    bit of flesh on. I suppose

    you will be bigger than 

    John Bull when you come

    home, you have me a

    hard task. looking for

    Tobacco. as it is very

    scarce but I am

    making out a few

    ounces for you  I am

    sending your watch and

          tobacco together

     right side 

    and the OXO

    and Bovril after

    it so be on the

    look out for them

    I sent you the Argus

    this two weeks.

    don't say you did

    not get them.

                                            Marsh Rd

                                        Drogheda

                                        Ireland

                                  July 13th 18

    My Dearest Husband

                an answer to your

    ever welcome letter

    which I received this

    morning also one on

    last Monday. I am

    delighted to see by

    them you are quite

    well as this leaves

    myself at present thank

                            God.

     upper right image 

                     Marsh Rd

                Drogheda

                  Ireland

    My Dearest Husband

                  just a line hoping

    it will find you in 

    Good Health as I am myself

    at present thank God.

     I am sending you the

    OXO v Bovril I hope you

    will get it alright

    let me know as soon

    as you do. Also the

    watch and Tobacco

    Mrs Fay Sent you

    the Tobacco that is

    along with it.

    She is a very kind


     lower right image 

     left side 

    your letter hurted me as

    well as mine you, so let

    it drop about it. Lom +

    Mollie wishes to be remembered

    to you also Mrs Fay

    and the neighbors. I do

    send the paper every week

    I hope you do get them

    Well My Dear Husband

    I will close now with

    the Best of Love to you

            I remain your

            ever Loving Wife

      xxxxxxxx

    xxxxxxxxxx   Maggie

     right side 

                  Marsh Rd

                 Drogheda

                Ireland

                     25th Sept 18

    My Dearest Husband

              an answer to your

    ever welcome letter. I was

    glad to see by it you are

    quite well thank God. I am

    quite well myself. I was

    also glad to see you got

    the Pipe of Tobacco alright

    I shall send you some

    more Tobacco next week



  • February 12, 2018 16:32:31 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

    your Father + Mother were

    glad to hear you are well

    also Mrs. Fay. Nan Nannie

    Neddy. Johnnie Keegan and

    Minnie , Well my Darling

    you tell me you will

    Send me the price of a

    new Dress but you have 

    been very good to me

    since you went back

    I hope you won't be leaving

    yourself short, everything

    is so very dear here/

    it does not be easy

    getting it I had to pay

    22 Shillings for a pair of

    Sunday boots, but I will

    have it to say you

    bought me the Dress

     I will be swanky when

                     you come home

    [next page]

    God Bless                      Marsh Road

    you and                          Drogheda

    take care of                   Ireland

        x you x                   July 3/rd " .18.

      My Dearest Husband

               an answer to your

    ever welcome letter which

    I received this morning

    and I must say you

    are a real good Love.

    to write to me so often

    and to let me know

    how you are doing

    for I fretted a lot

    after you going back

    I think that was the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    She was glad to hear

    you are well , you

    tell me you are down

    by the Sea Side you

    aught to take me out

    there for the good of my

    health. I would get a

    bit of flesh on. I suppose

    you will be bigger than 

    John Bull when you come

    home, you have me a

    hard task. looking for

    Tobacco. as it is very

    scarce but I am

    making out a few

    ounces for you  I am

    sending your watch and

          tobacco together

    [next page]

    and the OXO

    and Bovril after

    it so be on the

    look out for them

    I sent you the Argus

    this two weeks.

    don't say you did

    not get them.

                                            Marsh Rd

                                        Drogheda

                                        Ireland

                                  July 13/th" 18

    My Dearest Husband

                an answer to your

    ever welcome letter

    which I received this

    morning also one on

    last Monday. I am

    delighted to see by

    them you are quite

    well. as this leaves

    myself at present thank

                            God.

    [/lower left image]

    [upper right image]

                     Marsh Rd

                Drogheda

                  Ireland

    My Dearest Husband

                  just a line hoping

    it will find you in 

    Good Health as I am myself

    at present thank God.

     I am sending you the

    OXO v Bovril I hope you

    will get it alright

    let me know as soon

    as you do. Also the

    watch and Tobacco

    Mrs Fay Sent you

    the Tobacco that is

    along with it.

    She is very kind

    [/upper right image]

    [lower right image]

    your letter hurted me as

    well as mine you, so let

    it drop about it. Lom +

    Mollie wishes to be remember

    ed to you also Mrs Fay

    and the neighbors I do

    send the paper every week

    I hope you do get them

    Well My Dear Husband

    I will close now with

    the Best of Love to you

            I remain your

            ever Loving Wife

      xxxxxxxx

    xxxxxxxxxx   Maggie

    [next page]

                  Marsh Rd

                 Drogheda

                Ireland

                     25th/" Sept .18

    My Dearest Husband

              an answer to your

    ever welcome letter. I was

    glad to see by it you are

    quite well. thank God I am

    quite well myself. I was

    also glad to see you got

    the Pipe of Tobacco. alright

    I shall send you some

    more Tobacco next week

    [/lower right image]



  • February 12, 2018 16:23:41 Annick Rodriguez

    [upper left image]

    your Father + Mother were

    glad to hear you are well

    also Mrs. Fay. Nan Nannie

    Neddy. Johnnie Keegan and

    Minnie , Well my Darling

    you tell me you will

    Send me the price of a

    new Dress but you have 

    been very good to me

    since you went back

    I hope you won't be leaving

    yourself short, everything

    is so very dear here/

    it does not be easy

    getting it I had to pay

    22 Shillings for a pair of

    Sunday boots, but I will

    have it to say you

    bought me the Dress

     I will be swanky when

                     you come home

    [next page]

    God Bless                      Marsh Road

    you and                          Drogheda

    take care of                   Ireland

        x you x                   July 3/rd " .18.

      My Dearest Husband

               an answer to your

    ever welcome letter which

    I received this morning

    and I must say you

    are a real good Love.

    to write to me so often

    and to let me know

    how you are doing

    for I fretted a lot

    after you going back

    I think that was the

    [/upper left image]

    [lower left image]

    She was glad to hear

    you are well , you

    tell me you are down

    by the Sea Side you

    aught to take me out

    there for the good of my

    health. I would get a

    bit of flesh on. I suppose

    you will be bigger than 

    John Bull when you come

    home, you have me a

    hard task. looking for

    Tobacco. as it is very

    scarce but I am

    making out a few

    ounces for you  I am

    sending your watch and

          tobacco together

    [next page]

    and the OXO

    and Bovril after

    it so be on the

    look out for them

    I sent you the Argus

    this two weeks.

    don't say you did

    not get them.

                                            Marsh Rd

                                        Drogheda

                                        Ireland

                                  July 13/th" 18

    My Dearest Husband

                an answer to your

    ever welcome letter

    which I received this

    morning also one on

    last Monday. I am

    delighted to see by

    them you are quite

    well. as this leaves

    myself at present thank

                            God.



  • February 12, 2018 16:18:10 Annick Rodriguez

    your Father + Mother were

    glad to hear you are well

    also Mrs. Fay. Nan Nannie

    Neddy. Johnnie Keegan and

    Minnie , Well my Darling

    you tell me you will

    Send me the price of a

    new Dress but you have 

    been very good to me

    since you went back

    I hope you won't be leaving

    yourself short, everything

    is so very dear here/

    it does not be easy

    getting it I had to pay

    22 Shillings for a pair of

    Sunday boots, but I will

    have it to say you

    bought me the Dress

     I will be swanky when

                     you come home

    [next page]

    God Bless                      Marsh Road

    you and                          Drogheda

    take care of                   Ireland

        x you x                   July 3/rd " .18.

      My Dearest Husband

               an answer to your

    ever welcome letter which

    I received this morning

    and I must say you

    are a real good Love.

    to write to me so often

    and to let me know

    how you are doing

    for I fretted a lot

    after you going back

    I think that was the


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