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and which I received yesterday. I was glad

to receive it and hear that you are all well

at home. About the Xmas and New Year well

I spent those at sea about three thousand miles

from Sydney. In fact I hardly thought it

was Xmas time at all. I was surprised to

hear about the fellows from McBirneys enlisting,

but I suppose they got the same notion as myself

and wouldn't be satisfied without going away.

       I don't think it much for a young fellow to do

especially as a person has only to die once and it

does not make much difference where that occurs.

      Dear Mother I don't think I have much more

to write about at present, except, that we went to

Mass at the Church in Heliopolis today. The

service was conducted by several priests and a

Bishop. The Bishop wore a beard and long

black hair down his back, also the Mass was

not read in Latin but in some other language.

  I forgot to inquire what order they belonged to

or what was the language.

      Hoping to hear from you soon I will now

conclude with best love to all

                                                               Good-bye

                                                                          from your loving Son

(Private T Noonan)


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and which I received yesterday. I was glad

to receive it and hear that you are all well

at home. About the Xmas and New Year well

I spent those at sea about three thousand miles

from Sydney. In fact I hardly thought it

was Xmas time at all. I was surprised to

hear about the fellows from McBirneys enlisting,

but I suppose they got the same notion as myself

and wouldn't be satisfied without going away.

       I don't think it much for a young fellow to do

especially as a person has only to die once and it

does not make much difference where that occurs.

      Dear Mother I don't think I have much more

to write about at present, except, that we went to

Mass at the Church in Heliopolis today. The

service was conducted by several priests and a

Bishop. The Bishop wore a beard and long

black hair down his back, also the Mass was

not read in Latin but in some other language.

  I forgot to inquire what order they belonged to

or what was the language.

      Hoping to hear from you soon I will now

conclude with best love to all

                                                               Good-bye

                                                                          from your loving Son

(Private T Noonan)



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  • November 19, 2017 04:12:34 Paivi Tenhunen

    and which I received yesterday. I was glad

    to receive it and hear that you are all well

    at home. About the Xmas and New Year well

    I spent those at sea about three thousand miles

    from Sydney. In fact I hardly thought it

    was Xmas time at all. I was surprised to

    hear about the fellows from McBirneys enlisting,

    but I suppose they got the same notion as myself

    and wouldn't be satisfied without going away.

           I don't think it much for a young fellow to do

    especially as a person has only to die once and it

    does not make much difference where that occurs.

          Dear Mother I don't think I have much more

    to write about at present, except, that we went to

    Mass at the Church in Heliopolis today. The

    service was conducted by several priests and a

    Bishop. The Bishop wore a beard and long

    black hair down his back, also the Mass was

    not read in Latin but in some other language.

      I forgot to inquire what order they belonged to

    or what was the language.

          Hoping to hear from you soon I will now

    conclude with best love to all

                                                                   Good-bye

                                                                              from your loving Son

    (Private T Noonan)



  • November 19, 2017 04:02:06 Paivi Tenhunen

    and which I received yesterday. I was glad

    to receive it and hear that you are all well

    at home. About the Xmas and New Year well

    I spent those at sea about three thousand miles

    from Sydney. In fact I hardly thought it

    was Xmas time at all. I was surprised to

    hear about the fellows from McBirneys enlisting,

    but I suppose they got the same notion as myself

    and wouldn't be satisfied without going away.

           I don't think it much for a young fellow to do

    especially as a person has only to die once and it

    does not make much difference where that occurs.

          Dear mother I don't think I have much more

    to write about at present, except, that we went to

    Mass at the Church in Heliopolis today. The

    service was conducted by several priests and a

    Bishop. The Bishop wore a beard and long

    black hair down his back, also the Mass was

    not read in Latin but in some other language.

      I forgot to inquire what order they belonged to

    or what was the language.

          Hoping to hear from you soon I will now

    conclude with best love to all

                                                                   Good-bye

                                                                              from your loving Son

    (Private T Noonan)



  • December 2, 2016 14:35:32 Jake Warren

    and which I received yesterday. I was glad

    to receive it and hear that you are all well

    at home. About the Xmas and New Year well

    I spent those at sea about three thousand miles

    from Sydney. In fact I hardly thought it

    was Xmas time at all. I was surprised to

    hear about the fellows from  M Berneys enlisting,

    but I suppose they got the same notion as myself

    and wouldn't be satisfied without going away.

           I don't think it much for a young fellow lords

    especially as a person has only to die once and it

    does not make much difference where that occurs.

          Dear mother I don't think I have much more

    to write about at present, except, that we went for

    Mass at the Church in Heliopolis today. The

    service was conducted by several priests and a

    Bishop. The Bishops wore a beard and long

    black hair down his back, also the Mass was

    not read in Latin but in some other language.

      I forgot to inquire what order they belonged to

    or what was the language.

          Hoping to hear from you soon I will now

    conclude with best love to all

                                                                   Good-bye

                                                                              from your loving Son

    (Private T Noonan)



  • December 2, 2016 14:34:24 Jake Warren

    and which I received yesterday. I was glad

    to receive it and hear that you are all well

    at home. About the Xmas and New Year well

    I spent those at sea about three thousand miles

    from Sydney. In fact I hardly thought it

    was Xmas time at all. I was surprised to

    hear about the fellows from  M Berneys enlisting,

    but I suppose they got the same notion as myself

    and wouldn't be satisfied without going away.

           I don't think it much for a young fellow lords

    especially as a person has only to die once and it

    does not make much difference where that occurs.

          Dear mother I don't think I have much more

    to write about at present, except, that we went for

    Mass at the Church in Heliopolis today. The

    service was conducted by several priests and a

    Bishop. The Bishops wore a beard and long

    black hair down his back, also the Mass was

    not read in Latin but in some other language.

      I forgot to inquire what order they belonged to

    or what was the language.

          Hoping to hear from you soon I will now

    conclude with best love to all

                                                                   Good-bye

                                                                              from your loving Son

    (Private J Noonan)



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Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
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