Brief history of my lost uncle James Healy, item 14

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Left side

23rd. Sept. 1915

Army Cycling Corps

Dear mother

                     I received your welcome letter this morning

I got the registered parcel of cigarettes alright but I never

got the letter with the order in it. The letter I got this

morning is the only letter I got since last Monday

week with the exception of the parcel of cigarettes.

I began to think there was something wrong when

I was not getting a letter from you. I asked the

Regimental Postman if there was a letter for me 

on Sunday or Monday last and he said there

was not. Perhaps it went astray in coming over

here. But I can tell you if it came here I would have

got it. So you may rest easy it never came here.

I dont know if there was any mail boats sunk

that it might have been on. Because we never hear

of them. There's no use making enquiries about

it because the post office will tell you once it was

not registered they wont be responsible. Theres no

one here would keep a letter belong to anyone else. Because

we go to the office and get our letters. Thats our own

regiment office. So we wait until our names are called 

out then we get in and get our letters and parcels. It

right side

left me in an awful hobble. I had to borrow money

from another chap. Everyday I was expecting it. Dear

Mother we are working like slaves now from early

morning till 8 9 and 10 at night. But I am quiet

used to hard work now. You see we get our tea at

10 at night so I always have something to eat before

going to bed thats if I have the money. Write as

soon as you get this and if you can will you 

send on another order. We will only have to 

be at the loss of the last order.

No more at present.

Write very soon

From your loving son

Jim


Sideways

What was the number of the last 

total order

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Left side

23rd. Sept. 1915

Army Cycling Corps

Dear mother

                     I received your welcome letter this morning

I got the registered parcel of cigarettes alright but I never

got the letter with the order in it. The letter I got this

morning is the only letter I got since last Monday

week with the exception of the parcel of cigarettes.

I began to think there was something wrong when

I was not getting a letter from you. I asked the

Regimental Postman if there was a letter for me 

on Sunday or Monday last and he said there

was not. Perhaps it went astray in coming over

here. But I can tell you if it came here I would have

got it. So you may rest easy it never came here.

I dont know if there was any mail boats sunk

that it might have been on. Because we never hear

of them. There's no use making enquiries about

it because the post office will tell you once it was

not registered they wont be responsible. Theres no

one here would keep a letter belong to anyone else. Because

we go to the office and get our letters. Thats our own

regiment office. So we wait until our names are called 

out then we get in and get our letters and parcels. It

right side

left me in an awful hobble. I had to borrow money

from another chap. Everyday I was expecting it. Dear

Mother we are working like slaves now from early

morning till 8 9 and 10 at night. But I am quiet

used to hard work now. You see we get our tea at

10 at night so I always have something to eat before

going to bed thats if I have the money. Write as

soon as you get this and if you can will you 

send on another order. We will only have to 

be at the loss of the last order.

No more at present.

Write very soon

From your loving son

Jim


Sideways

What was the number of the last 

total order


Transcription history
  • December 11, 2018 03:48:49 Thomas A. Lingner

    Left side

    23rd. Sept. 1915

    Army Cycling Corps

    Dear mother

                         I received your welcome letter this morning

    I got the registered parcel of cigarettes alright but I never

    got the letter with the order in it. The letter I got this

    morning is the only letter I got since last Monday

    week with the exception of the parcel of cigarettes.

    I began to think there was something wrong when

    I was not getting a letter from you. I asked the

    Regimental Postman if there was a letter for me 

    on Sunday or Monday last and he said there

    was not. Perhaps it went astray in coming over

    here. But I can tell you if it came here I would have

    got it. So you may rest easy it never came here.

    I dont know if there was any mail boats sunk

    that it might have been on. Because we never hear

    of them. There's no use making enquiries about

    it because the post office will tell you once it was

    not registered they wont be responsible. Theres no

    one here would keep a letter belong to anyone else. Because

    we go to the office and get our letters. Thats our own

    regiment office. So we wait until our names are called 

    out then we get in and get our letters and parcels. It

    right side

    left me in an awful hobble. I had to borrow money

    from another chap. Everyday I was expecting it. Dear

    Mother we are working like slaves now from early

    morning till 8 9 and 10 at night. But I am quiet

    used to hard work now. You see we get our tea at

    10 at night so I always have something to eat before

    going to bed thats if I have the money. Write as

    soon as you get this and if you can will you 

    send on another order. We will only have to 

    be at the loss of the last order.

    No more at present.

    Write very soon

    From your loving son

    Jim


    Sideways

    What was the number of the last 

    total order

  • November 28, 2018 13:22:42 Vasiliki Vasileiadou

    23ndmissing 1915

    Aarmy Loeling Borho


    Dear mother


                         I received your welcome letter this morning

    I got the negotiated pareel of cigarettes alright but i never

    got the letter with the order in it. The letter I got this

    morning is the only letter I gotmissinglast monday

    week with the exception of missingof cigarettes.

    I began to think there was sometning wrong when

    I was not getting a letter for you. I asked the

    Regimental Roatman if the was a letler for me 

    on Sunday or monday missingmissinga letter for me

    was not. Berhaps it went missing in coming over

    here. But I am tell you if it came here I would have

    got it. Is you may not easy never came home.

    I dont know if there was missing beats sunk

    that it might have become. Because we never hear

    of them. 


  • November 28, 2018 13:22:33 Vasiliki Vasileiadou
  • November 28, 2018 13:20:51 Vasiliki Vasileiadou

    23ndmissing 1915

    Aarmy Loeling Borho


    Dear mother


                         I received your welcome letter this morning

    I got the negotiated pareel of cigarettes alright but i never

    got the letter with the order in it. The letter I got this

    morning is the only letter I gotmissinglast monday

    week with the exception of missingof cigarettes.

    I began to think there was sometning wrong when

    I was not getting a letter for you. I asked the

    Regimental Roatman if the was a letler for me 

    on Sunday or monday missingmissinga letter for me

    was not. Berhaps it went missing in coming over

    here. But I am tell you if it came here I would have

    got it. Is you may not easy never came home.

    I dont know if there was missing beats sunk

    that it might have become. Because we never hear

    of them. 


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    Somme, France

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Contributor
James Healy
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September 23, 1915
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  • Western Front




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