Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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stay behind on no account, saying if I missed

the boat she would see me alright to Sydney.

We had a splendid time there dancing and

singing and had a fine supper there and I

had to sing a few songs. I sang one entitled

"The valley lay smiling before me" and when I finished

one man began jumping shaking my hand and I had

to sing it again for him as he said it was about

forty years since he heard it sung before.

The name of the people we were with was

Kennedy from Newcastle West, and a lot of

other people from the south of Ireland.

We left there about ten oC and I had to promise

if ever I was in Melbourne, I would call to see

them. We got back to the city about 11 o'C that night

and I had to stay with Mrs Lynch until next day

after dinner when she let me get back to the boat

to see if everything was alright but I had to

promise I would call back in the evening. I called

again that evening and I had tea and of course I

had to stay that night so after breakfast I said

goodbye and Mr Lynch came to the boat with me. 

When I got on board again all the fellows

wondered where I had been, as they hadn't seen

me for 3 days and didn't know I had and friends

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stay behind on no account, saying if I missed

the boat she would see me alright to Sydney.

We had a splendid time there dancing and

singing and had a fine supper there and I

had to sing a few songs. I sang one entitled

"The valley lay smiling before me" and when I finished

one man began jumping shaking my hand and I had

to sing it again for him as he said it was about

forty years since he heard it sung before.

The name of the people we were with was

Kennedy from Newcastle West, and a lot of

other people from the south of Ireland.

We left there about ten oC and I had to promise

if ever I was in Melbourne, I would call to see

them. We got back to the city about 11 o'C that night

and I had to stay with Mrs Lynch until next day

after dinner when she let me get back to the boat

to see if everything was alright but I had to

promise I would call back in the evening. I called

again that evening and I had tea and of course I

had to stay that night so after breakfast I said

goodbye and Mr Lynch came to the boat with me. 

When I got on board again all the fellows

wondered where I had been, as they hadn't seen

me for 3 days and didn't know I had and friends


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  • March 28, 2017 18:01:31 Lucas Diaz

    stay behind on no account, saying if I missed

    the boat she would see me alright to Sydney.

    We had a splendid time there dancing and

    singing and had a fine supper there and I

    had to sing a few songs. I sang one entitled

    "The valley lay smiling before me" and when I finished

    one man began jumping shaking my hand and I had

    to sing it again for him as he said it was about

    forty years since he heard it sung before.

    The name of the people we were with was

    Kennedy from Newcastle West, and a lot of

    other people from the south of Ireland.

    We left there about ten oC and I had to promise

    if ever I was in Melbourne, I would call to see

    them. We got back to the city about 11 o'C that night

    and I had to stay with Mrs Lynch until next day

    after dinner when she let me get back to the boat

    to see if everything was alright but I had to

    promise I would call back in the evening. I called

    again that evening and I had tea and of course I

    had to stay that night so after breakfast I said

    goodbye and Mr Lynch came to the boat with me. 

    When I got on board again all the fellows

    wondered where I had been, as they hadn't seen

    me for 3 days and didn't know I had and friends


  • November 9, 2016 09:01:56 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    stay behind on no account, saying if I missed the boat she would see me alright to Sydney. We had a splendid time there and I had to sing a few songs. I sang one entitled "The valley lay smiling before me" and when I finished one man began jumping shaking my hand and I had to sing it again for him as he said it was about forty years since he heard it sung before.

    The name of the people we were with was Kennedy from Newcastle West, and a lot of other people from the south of Ireland.

    We left there about ten oC and I had to promise if ever I was in Melbourne, I would call to see them. We got back to the city about 11 o'C that night and I had to stay with Mrs Lynch until next day after dinner when she let me get back to the boat to see if everything was alright but I had to promise I would call back in the evening. I called again that evening and I had tea and of course I had to stay that night so after breakfast I said goodbye and Mr Lynch came to the boat with me. 

    When I got on board again all the fellows wondered where I had been, as they hadn't see my for 3 days and didn't know I had and friends

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Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
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  • English

  • Gallipoli Front

  • Artillery
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Trench Life



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