Postcards from J. Murphy to his mother

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 Inside a pictorial lettercard of views of Folkestone, Kent, England, handwritten in blue ink  


                                                                                   Folkestone,

Monday noon 1917


My dearest Mother,

             Just a few lines to

let you know that I am

en route for France. I left

Seaford this morning at

2:30 AM & got here about 6 A.M.

   I didn't think I would

have time to write

you this letter, so I wrote

on a piece of paper a

short message & gave it to

a man to recopy & sent to

you on a post card.

            I think we will embark

sometime this afternoon, so

now that I am really going

to France for the present you

can address me as Pte. J. Murphy

830617, 8th Battalion Canadians,

France.

The wind has died down
so I don't suppose we will
have an extra rough sea
voyage.  I was at confession
& HC Holy Communion just before leaving.
      Best love to all
          Yours
            Jim

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 Inside a pictorial lettercard of views of Folkestone, Kent, England, handwritten in blue ink  


                                                                                   Folkestone,

Monday noon 1917


My dearest Mother,

             Just a few lines to

let you know that I am

en route for France. I left

Seaford this morning at

2:30 AM & got here about 6 A.M.

   I didn't think I would

have time to write

you this letter, so I wrote

on a piece of paper a

short message & gave it to

a man to recopy & sent to

you on a post card.

            I think we will embark

sometime this afternoon, so

now that I am really going

to France for the present you

can address me as Pte. J. Murphy

830617, 8th Battalion Canadians,

France.

The wind has died down
so I don't suppose we will
have an extra rough sea
voyage.  I was at confession
& HC Holy Communion just before leaving.
      Best love to all
          Yours
            Jim


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  • January 2, 2019 00:58:32 Stella Watkin

     Inside a pictorial lettercard of views of Folkestone, Kent, England, handwritten in blue ink  


                                                                                       Folkestone,

    Monday noon 1917


    My dearest Mother,

                 Just a few lines to

    let you know that I am

    en route for France. I left

    Seaford this morning at

    2:30 AM & got here about 6 A.M.

       I didn't think I would

    have time to write

    you this letter, so I wrote

    on a piece of paper a

    short message & gave it to

    a man to recopy & sent to

    you on a post card.

                I think we will embark

    sometime this afternoon, so

    now that I am really going

    to France for the present you

    can address me as Pte. J. Murphy

    830617, 8th Battalion Canadians,

    France.

    The wind has died down
    so I don't suppose we will
    have an extra rough sea
    voyage.  I was at confession
    & HC Holy Communion just before leaving.
          Best love to all
              Yours
                Jim

  • January 1, 2019 13:20:09 Stella Watkin

     Inside a pictorial lettercard of views of Folkestone, Kent, England, handwritten in blue ink  


                                                                                       Folkestone,

    Monday noon 1917


    My dearest Mother,

                 Just a few lines to

    let you know that I am

    en route for France. I left

    Seaford this morning at

    2:30 AM & got here about 6 A.M.

       I didn't think I would

    have time to write

    you this letter, so I wrote

    on a piece of paper a

    short message & gave it to

    a man to recopy & sent to

    you on a post card.

                I think we will

    embark sometime this afternoon, so

    now that I am really going

    to France for the present you

    can address me as Pte. J. Murphy

    830617, 8th Battalion Canadians,

    France.

    The wind has died down
    so I don't suppose we will
    have an extra rough sea
    voyage.  I was at confession
    & HC Holy Communion just before leaving.
          Best love to all
              Yours
                Jim


  • November 20, 2018 17:48:02 Meghan Bowyer

                                                                                        Folkestone,

    Monday noon 1917


    My dearest Mother,

                 Just a few lines to let you know that I am en route for France. I left Deaford 2:P30 AM & got here about 6 AM.

       I didnt think I would have time to write you this letter, so I wrote on a piece of paper a short message & gave it to a man to recopy & sent to you on a post card.

                I think we will embark sometime this afternoon, so now that I am really going to France for the present you can address me as Pte. J. ... 830617, 8th Battalion ..., France.



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    Shane Murphy
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