Christmas Day Postcard from Joseph Mahon, item 8

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(4)

offer myself again for enlistment, but 

the following lines will show that they 

thought wrong. The last week in August 

several of my fellow employees out of 

the same Office had volunteered and 

been accepted. Now that upset me 

altogether especially when they came 

down to the Office in Khaki. Anyhow 

on Saturday Sept 4th I was walking 

through Albert Square about lunch 

time on my way home, having finished 

for the day. I was just nearing the 

Town Hall (Mount St Corner) when I was 

accosted by one of the Boys in Khaki. 

He asked me if I was thinking of joining 

up, and I replied in the affirmative 

but I did'nt think they'd take me 

as I'd been refused three or four times. 

I told him when + where and all the facts, 

whereupon he proceeded to inform me 

that things are different now, they're

not so particular, they'll take anything, 

and invited me to step inside. But 

I remained furus + I wasn't having any 

just then, I told him I'd think about 

it over the week-end and see what 

Monday brought.

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(4)

offer myself again for enlistment, but 

the following lines will show that they 

thought wrong. The last week in August 

several of my fellow employees out of 

the same Office had volunteered and 

been accepted. Now that upset me 

altogether especially when they came 

down to the Office in Khaki. Anyhow 

on Saturday Sept 4th I was walking 

through Albert Square about lunch 

time on my way home, having finished 

for the day. I was just nearing the 

Town Hall (Mount St Corner) when I was 

accosted by one of the Boys in Khaki. 

He asked me if I was thinking of joining 

up, and I replied in the affirmative 

but I did'nt think they'd take me 

as I'd been refused three or four times. 

I told him when + where and all the facts, 

whereupon he proceeded to inform me 

that things are different now, they're

not so particular, they'll take anything, 

and invited me to step inside. But 

I remained furus + I wasn't having any 

just then, I told him I'd think about 

it over the week-end and see what 

Monday brought.


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  • December 19, 2016 15:17:32 Paul Broyles

    (4)

    offer myself again for enlistment, but 

    the following lines will show that they 

    thought wrong. The last week in August 

    several of my fellow employees out of 

    the same Office had volunteered and 

    been accepted. Now that upset me 

    altogether especially when they came 

    down to the Office in Khaki. Anyhow 

    on Saturday Sept 4th I was walking 

    through Albert Square about lunch 

    time on my way home, having finished 

    for the day. I was just nearing the 

    Town Hall (Mount St Corner) when I was 

    accosted by one of the Boys in Khaki. 

    He asked me if I was thinking of joining 

    up, and I replied in the affirmative 

    but I did'nt think they'd take me 

    as I'd been refused three or four times. 

    I told him when + where and all the facts, 

    whereupon he proceeded to inform me 

    that things are different now, they're

    not so particular, they'll take anything, 

    and invited me to step inside. But 

    I remained furus + I wasn't having any 

    just then, I told him I'd think about 

    it over the week-end and see what 

    Monday brought.

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    Albert Square

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    Town Hall (Mount St. Corner)

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    Salonika

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Location(s)
  • Story location Salonika
  • Document location Albert Square
  • Additional document location Town Hall (Mount St. Corner)


ID
3254 / 42151
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Denys Mahon
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/



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