Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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things. I was rowing almost everyday as

I was one of the crew of a boat which the officers

used whenever there were dispatches for another

ship. So I had good exercise and

enjoyed it as I am very fond of rowing.

     We sailed again on the 24th and landed

on the Gallipoli Peninsula at Saribair

in the Gulf of Saros

on Sunday morning April 25th at an early hour

and under terrific fire from the enemy.

       The ships had to stay outside the danger

zone so we were transferred to destroyers,

which took us in near the beach. As the

water began to get shallow we were

transferred to rowing boats which completed

the journey. All this time we were

under fire and there were some casualties

amongst us. As for the enemy they

were strongly entrenched on the side of

the hill which rose abruptly almost from

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(3)

things. I was rowing almost everyday as

I was one of the crew of a boat which the officers

used whenever there were dispatches for another

ship. So I had good exercise and

enjoyed it as I am very fond of rowing.

     We sailed again on the 24th and landed

on the Gallipoli Peninsula at Saribair

in the Gulf of Saros

on Sunday morning April 25th at an early hour

and under terrific fire from the enemy.

       The ships had to stay outside the danger

zone so we were transferred to destroyers,

which took us in near the beach. As the

water began to get shallow we were

transferred to rowing boats which completed

the journey. All this time we were

under fire and there were some casualties

amongst us. As for the enemy they

were strongly entrenched on the side of

the hill which rose abruptly almost from


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  • November 19, 2017 04:41:41 Paivi Tenhunen

    (3)

    things. I was rowing almost everyday as

    I was one of the crew of a boat which the officers

    used whenever there were dispatches for another

    ship. So I had good exercise and

    enjoyed it as I am very fond of rowing.

         We sailed again on the 24th and landed

    on the Gallipoli Peninsula at Saribair

    in the Gulf of Saros

    on Sunday morning April 25th at an early hour

    and under terrific fire from the enemy.

           The ships had to stay outside the danger

    zone so we were transferred to destroyers,

    which took us in near the beach. As the

    water began to get shallow we were

    transferred to rowing boats which completed

    the journey. All this time we were

    under fire and there were some casualties

    amongst us. As for the enemy they

    were strongly entrenched on the side of

    the hill which rose abruptly almost from


  • November 19, 2017 04:29:33 Paivi Tenhunen

    (3)

    things. I was rowing almost everyday as

    I was one of the crew of a boat which the officers

    used whenever there were dispatches for another

    ship. So I had good exercise and

    enjoyed it as I am very fond of rowing.

         We sailed again on the 24th and landed

    on the Gallipolli Peninsula at Sinclair

    in the Gulf of Scars

    on Sunday morning April 25th at an early hour

    and under terrific fire from the enemy.

           The ships had to stay outside the danger

    zone so we were transferred to destroyers,

    which took us in near the beach. As the

    water began to get shallow we were

    transferred to rowing boats which completed

    the journey. All this time we were

    under fire and there were some casualties

    amongst us. As for the enemy they

    were strongly entrenched on the side of

    the hill which rose abruptly almost from


  • December 2, 2016 15:20:47 Jake Warren

    (3)

    things. I was rowing almost everyday as

    I was one of the crew of a boat which the officers

    used whenever there were dispatches for another

    ship. So I had good exercise and

    enjoyed it as I am very fond of rowing.

         We sailed again on the 24th and landed

    on the Gallipolli Peninsula at Sinclair

    in the Gulf of Scars

    on Sunday morning April 25th at an early hour

    and under terrific fire from the enemy.

           The ships had to stay outside the danger

    zone so we were transferred to destroyers,

    which took us in near the beach. As the

    water began to get shallow we were

    transferred to rowing boats which completed

    the journey. All the time we were

    under fire and there were some casualties

    amongst us. As for the enemy they

    were strongly entrenched on the side of

    the hill which rose abruptly almost from


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4436 / 51887
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


  • English

  • Gallipoli Front

  • Artillery
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Trench Life



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