Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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                                 (2)

deaths during the voyage, but I never had

the slightest touch of anything. In fact, since

I left home I never had a cold.          Of course

I had to get my teeth extracted, as a lot of them

were decayed, but I have had them replaced

by artificial ones.           We disembarked at

Alexandria, and got to Cairo by train a

distance of 180 miles inland. From Cairo

we had a short run to Heliopolis where

we detrained. We marched from the station

to the camp, where the tents were pitched and

ready for us.         On our train journey we

passed through lovely green cultivated

country, and several small towns.
        The majority of the houses belonging to the

farming class were built of mud. Just small

cabins, where you would hardly think a

goat would live.         I have been in

Heliopolis very often, as it is almost by

the side of our camp.       It is a lovely

little city, built on the edge of the desert. 
    It has beautiful buildings and one of

the hotels is supposed to have been the largest

in the world, but it has been turned into

a military hospital.    There is a very good

tram service here. We can ride from

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                                 (2)

deaths during the voyage, but I never had

the slightest touch of anything. In fact, since

I left home I never had a cold.          Of course

I had to get my teeth extracted, as a lot of them

were decayed, but I have had them replaced

by artificial ones.           We disembarked at

Alexandria, and got to Cairo by train a

distance of 180 miles inland. From Cairo

we had a short run to Heliopolis where

we detrained. We marched from the station

to the camp, where the tents were pitched and

ready for us.         On our train journey we

passed through lovely green cultivated

country, and several small towns.
        The majority of the houses belonging to the

farming class were built of mud. Just small

cabins, where you would hardly think a

goat would live.         I have been in

Heliopolis very often, as it is almost by

the side of our camp.       It is a lovely

little city, built on the edge of the desert. 
    It has beautiful buildings and one of

the hotels is supposed to have been the largest

in the world, but it has been turned into

a military hospital.    There is a very good

tram service here. We can ride from


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  • October 8, 2018 16:18:06 Johanna Rustler

                                     (2)

    deaths during the voyage, but I never had

    the slightest touch of anything. In fact, since

    I left home I never had a cold.          Of course

    I had to get my teeth extracted, as a lot of them

    were decayed, but I have had them replaced

    by artificial ones.           We disembarked at

    Alexandria, and got to Cairo by train a

    distance of 180 miles inland. From Cairo

    we had a short run to Heliopolis where

    we detrained. We marched from the station

    to the camp, where the tents were pitched and

    ready for us.         On our train journey we

    passed through lovely green cultivated

    country, and several small towns.
            The majority of the houses belonging to the

    farming class were built of mud. Just small

    cabins, where you would hardly think a

    goat would live.         I have been in

    Heliopolis very often, as it is almost by

    the side of our camp.       It is a lovely

    little city, built on the edge of the desert. 
        It has beautiful buildings and one of

    the hotels is supposed to have been the largest

    in the world, but it has been turned into

    a military hospital.    There is a very good

    tram service here. We can ride from

  • March 27, 2017 16:38:26 Lucas Diaz

    deaths during the voyage, but I never had

    a slightest touch of anything. In fact, since

    I left home I never had a cold. Of course

    I had to get my teeth extracted, as a lot of them

    were decayed, but I have had them replaced

    by artificial ones. We disembarked at

    Alexandria, and got to Cairo by train a

    distance of 180 miles inland. From Cairo

    we had a short run to Heliopolis where

    we detrained. We marched from the station

    to the camp, where the tents were pitched and

    ready for us. On our train journey we

    passed through lovely green cultivated

    country, and several small towns.

    The majority of the houses belonging to the

    farming class were built of mud. Just small

    cabins, where you would hardly think a

    goat would live. I have been in

    Heliopolis very often, as it is almost by

    the side of our camp. It is a lovely

    little city, built on the edge of the desert. 

    It has beautiful buildings and one of

    the hotels is supposed to have been the largest

    in the world, but it has been turned into

    a military hospital. There is a very good

    tram service here. We can ride from


  • December 6, 2016 01:26:26 Sue Bryant

    deaths during the voyage, but I never had

    a slightest touch of anything. In fact, since

    I left home I never had a cold. Of course

    I had to get my teeth extracted, as a lot of them

    were decayed, but I had had them replaced

    by artificial ones. We disembarked at

    Alexandria, and got to Cairo by train a

    distance of 180 miles inland. From Cairo

    we had a short run to Heliopolis where

    we detrained. We marched from the station

    to the camp, where the tents were pitched and

    ready for us. On our train journey we

    passed through lovely green cultivated

    country, and several small towns.

    The majority of the houses belonging to

    the farming class were built of mud. Just small

    cabins, where you would hardly think a

    goat would live. I have been in

    Heliopolis very often, as it is almost by

    the side of our camp. It is a lovely

    little city, built on the edge of the desert. 

    It had beautiful buildings and one of

    the hotels is supposed to have been the largest

    in the world, but it has been turned into

    a military hospital. There is a very good

    tram service here. We can ride from


  • November 7, 2016 15:25:03 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    deaths during the voyage, but I never had a slightest touch of anything. In fact, since I left home I never had a cold. Of course, I had to get my teeth extracted, as a lot of them were decayed, but I had had them replacd by artificial ones. We disembarked at Alexandria, and get to Cairo by train a distance of 180 miles inland. From Cairo we had a shortrun to Helipolis where we detrained. We marched from the station to the camp, where the tents were pitched and ready for us. On our train journey we passed through lovely green cultivated country, and several small towns.

    The majority of the houses belonging to the farming class were built of mud. Just small cabins, where you would hardly think a goat would live. I have been in Helipolis very often, as it is almost by the side of our camp. It is al a lovely little city, built on the edge of the desert. 

    It had beautiful buildings and one of the hotels is supposed to have been the largest in the world, but it has been turned into a military hospital. There is a very good tram service here. We can ride from

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Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
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