Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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lucky that time

         I will give an account of what happened

since I wrote last. We marched from

our camp on Sunday April 11th and took train

for Alexandria, arriving there on monday

morning. We embarked during the day

and sailed at noon on Tuesday on H.M.A.S.

''Ascot''.   We passed through the group

of  Aegean Islands, and arrived at Port Mudros

Lemnos Island near the entrance to the

Dardenelles on April 17th. This is a

large bay surrounded by hills but of

course it has no wharves only a small

wooden Pier  built by the Admiralty. The

place was full of transports warships and

men as it was here they concentrated

before attacking the turks. The

inhabitants of the island are Greeks and they

sold us bread, fruit, fish, and lots of other

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(2)

lucky that time

         I will give an account of what happened

since I wrote last. We marched from

our camp on Sunday April 11th and took train

for Alexandria, arriving there on monday

morning. We embarked during the day

and sailed at noon on Tuesday on H.M.A.S.

''Ascot''.   We passed through the group

of  Aegean Islands, and arrived at Port Mudros

Lemnos Island near the entrance to the

Dardenelles on April 17th. This is a

large bay surrounded by hills but of

course it has no wharves only a small

wooden Pier  built by the Admiralty. The

place was full of transports warships and

men as it was here they concentrated

before attacking the turks. The

inhabitants of the island are Greeks and they

sold us bread, fruit, fish, and lots of other


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  • November 19, 2017 04:27:09 Paivi Tenhunen

    (2)

    lucky that time

             I will give an account of what happened

    since I wrote last. We marched from

    our camp on Sunday April 11th and took train

    for Alexandria, arriving there on monday

    morning. We embarked during the day

    and sailed at noon on Tuesday on H.M.A.S.

    ''Ascot''.   We passed through the group

    of  Aegean Islands, and arrived at Port Mudros

    Lemnos Island near the entrance to the

    Dardenelles on April 17th. This is a

    large bay surrounded by hills but of

    course it has no wharves only a small

    wooden Pier  built by the Admiralty. The

    place was full of transports warships and

    men as it was here they concentrated

    before attacking the turks. The

    inhabitants of the island are Greeks and they

    sold us bread, fruit, fish, and lots of other


  • December 2, 2016 15:03:33 Jake Warren

    (2)

    Lucky that time

             I will give an account of what happened

    since I wrote last. We marched from

    our camp on Sunday April 11th and took train

    for Alexandria, arriving there on monday

    morning. We embarked during the day

    and sailed at noon on Tuesday on m.a.t.

    ''Ascot''.   We passed through the group

    of  Aegean Islands, and arrived at Port Mudre

    Leminos Island near the entrance to the

    Dardenelles on April 17th. This is a

    large bay surrounded by hills but of

    course it has no wharfs only a small

    wooden Pier  built by the admiralty. The

    place was full of transports warships and

    men as it was here they concentrated

    before attacking the turks. The

    inhabitants of the island are Greeks and they

    sold us bread, fruit, fish, and lots of other


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

  • Gallipoli Front

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  • Trench Life



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