Letters from James Murtagh, item 32

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                    Pte J Murtagh 5192

                      5th Royal Fusiliers

                       39 T.B.D. S 14

 Wednesday       A.P.O.

                           B. E. F.

                      France

Dear Pat

            I Rec your very welcome letter

and am very glad to hear all at home are

well. I am at the base for a couple of days

and then I shall as you say go to taste the

comforts of the dug-outs. it is a rotten time

to have to go up, the Winter, but I suppose

we will get hardened to it if we live long enough

which I hope to do as I expect to be home

for Christmas as I believe it will be finished

by then I believe the Germans are about

done and they know it.  That chap

that travelled to Kingstown with me I 

lost him when we got off the train and

did not see him after he must have travell-

ed 1st class as I looked for him on board

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                    Pte J Murtagh 5192

                      5th Royal Fusiliers

                       39 T.B.D. S 14

 Wednesday       A.P.O.

                           B. E. F.

                      France

Dear Pat

            I Rec your very welcome letter

and am very glad to hear all at home are

well. I am at the base for a couple of days

and then I shall as you say go to taste the

comforts of the dug-outs. it is a rotten time

to have to go up, the Winter, but I suppose

we will get hardened to it if we live long enough

which I hope to do as I expect to be home

for Christmas as I believe it will be finished

by then I believe the Germans are about

done and they know it.  That chap

that travelled to Kingstown with me I 

lost him when we got off the train and

did not see him after he must have travell-

ed 1st class as I looked for him on board


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  • October 30, 2017 19:44:53 Thomas A. Lingner

                        Pte J Murtagh 5192

                          5th Royal Fusiliers

                           39 T.B.D. S 14

     Wednesday       A.P.O.

                               B. E. F.

                          France

    Dear Pat

                I Rec your very welcome letter

    and am very glad to hear all at home are

    well. I am at the base for a couple of days

    and then I shall as you say go to taste the

    comforts of the dug-outs. it is a rotten time

    to have to go up, the Winter, but I suppose

    we will get hardened to it if we live long enough

    which I hope to do as I expect to be home

    for Christmas as I believe it will be finished

    by then I believe the Germans are about

    done and they know it.  That chap

    that travelled to Kingstown with me I 

    lost him when we got off the train and

    did not see him after he must have travell-

    ed 1st class as I looked for him on board

  • October 12, 2017 20:30:29 Annick Rodriguez

                        Pte J Murtagh 5192

                          5th Royal Fusiliers

                           39 T.B.C. S 14

     Wednesday       A.P.O.

                               B. E. F.

                          France

    Dear Pat

                I Rec your very welcome letter

    and am very glad to hear all at home are

    well. I am at the base for a couple of days

    and then I shall as you say go to task the

    comforts of the try-outs. it is a rotten time

    to have to go up  the Winter but I suppose

    we will get hardened to it if we live long enough

    which I hope to do as I expect to be home

    for Christmas as I believe it will be finished

    by then I belive the Germans are about

    done and they know it.  That chap

    that travelled to Kingstown with me I 

    lost him when we got off the train and

    did not see him after he must have travell

    ed 1st class as I looked for him on board


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