Letters from James Murtagh, item 26

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For God, For King & For Country

Y M C A

H.M. Forces on Active Serivce


Dear Pat,

I arrived here safely and up to time

I reached Dover at 10:30 and was in barracks

by 11-30. I had a very nice passage and was

not sea sick but at the end of my journey

I was very tierd. When we got in it was

to late to get our beds out of the stores and we

had to be in our clothes on the floor. It was

anything but pleasant and made us more home

sick than what we were. Today we have

been put on draft for France and we expect

to go next week. There are 500 of us going

and there are another 500 to follow us in

a week or so. They must expect to be

busy this winter. I did not expect to

be put on this week. but sure I would

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For God, For King & For Country

Y M C A

H.M. Forces on Active Serivce


Dear Pat,

I arrived here safely and up to time

I reached Dover at 10:30 and was in barracks

by 11-30. I had a very nice passage and was

not sea sick but at the end of my journey

I was very tierd. When we got in it was

to late to get our beds out of the stores and we

had to be in our clothes on the floor. It was

anything but pleasant and made us more home

sick than what we were. Today we have

been put on draft for France and we expect

to go next week. There are 500 of us going

and there are another 500 to follow us in

a week or so. They must expect to be

busy this winter. I did not expect to

be put on this week. but sure I would


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  • October 31, 2017 00:21:28 Thomas A. Lingner

    For God, For King & For Country

    Y M C A

    H.M. Forces on Active Serivce


    Dear Pat,

    I arrived here safely and up to time

    I reached Dover at 10:30 and was in barracks

    by 11-30. I had a very nice passage and was

    not sea sick but at the end of my journey

    I was very tierd. When we got in it was

    to late to get our beds out of the stores and we

    had to be in our clothes on the floor. It was

    anything but pleasant and made us more home

    sick than what we were. Today we have

    been put on draft for France and we expect

    to go next week. There are 500 of us going

    and there are another 500 to follow us in

    a week or so. They must expect to be

    busy this winter. I did not expect to

    be put on this week. but sure I would


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