Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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(5)

work especially the Queen Elizabeth whose

shells must have done awful damage

among the Turks. At first the noise

and screaming of the shells over our heads

both from the warships and the enemy was

terrible. On Tuesday it was quieter

and some of us indulged in sniping.

I shot four Turks during the day,

and my mate got six. We had a

pair of field glasses and were able to

pick them out pretty well from amongst

the bushes.  I didn't see much more of

the fighting and was wounded very early

on Wednesday morning and had to walk

the dressing station to get attended to.

at noon on Wednesday we embarked on

SS Derfflinger  a German Mail Ship, captured by the British in 1914 in Port Said and renamed SS Huntsgreen mid 1915 a fine ship captured from

the Germans and sailed on Thursday

morning April 29th for Alexandria


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(5)

work especially the Queen Elizabeth whose

shells must have done awful damage

among the Turks. At first the noise

and screaming of the shells over our heads

both from the warships and the enemy was

terrible. On Tuesday it was quieter

and some of us indulged in sniping.

I shot four Turks during the day,

and my mate got six. We had a

pair of field glasses and were able to

pick them out pretty well from amongst

the bushes.  I didn't see much more of

the fighting and was wounded very early

on Wednesday morning and had to walk

the dressing station to get attended to.

at noon on Wednesday we embarked on

SS Derfflinger  a German Mail Ship, captured by the British in 1914 in Port Said and renamed SS Huntsgreen mid 1915 a fine ship captured from

the Germans and sailed on Thursday

morning April 29th for Alexandria



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  • November 19, 2017 05:24:44 Paivi Tenhunen

    (5)

    work especially the Queen Elizabeth whose

    shells must have done awful damage

    among the Turks. At first the noise

    and screaming of the shells over our heads

    both from the warships and the enemy was

    terrible. On Tuesday it was quieter

    and some of us indulged in sniping.

    I shot four Turks during the day,

    and my mate got six. We had a

    pair of field glasses and were able to

    pick them out pretty well from amongst

    the bushes.  I didn't see much more of

    the fighting and was wounded very early

    on Wednesday morning and had to walk

    the dressing station to get attended to.

    at noon on Wednesday we embarked on

    SS Derfflinger  a German Mail Ship, captured by the British in 1914 in Port Said and renamed SS Huntsgreen mid 1915 a fine ship captured from

    the Germans and sailed on Thursday

    morning April 29th for Alexandria



  • November 19, 2017 05:22:51 Paivi Tenhunen

    (5)

    work especially the Queen Elizabeth whose

    shells must have done awful damage

    among the Turks. At first the noise

    and screaming of the shells over our heads

    both from the warships and the enemy was

    terrible. On Tuesday it was quieter

    and some of us indulged in sniping.

    I shot four Turks during the day,

    and my mate got six. We had a

    pair of field glasses and were able to

    pick them out pretty well from amongst

    the bushes.  I didn't see much more of

    the fighting and was wounded very early

    on Wednesday morning and had to walk

    the dressing station to get attended to.

    at noon on Wednesday we embarked on

    SS Derfflinger a fine ship captured from

    the Germans and sailed on Thursday

    morning April 29th for Alexandria



  • November 19, 2017 04:46:37 Paivi Tenhunen

    (5)

    work especially the Queen Elizabeth whose

    shells must have done awful damage

    among the Turks. At first the noise

    and screaming of the shells over our heads

    both from the warships and the enemy was

    terrible. On Tuesday it was quieter

    and some of us indulged in sniping.

    I shot four Turks during the day,

    and my mate got six. We had a

    pair of field glasses and were able to

    pick them out pretty well from amongst

    the bushes.  I didn't see much more of

    the fighting and was wounded very early

    on Wednesday morning and had to walk

    the dressing station to get attended to.

    at noon on Wednesday we embarked on

    SS Berfflinger a fine ship captured from

    the Germans and sailed on Thursday

    morning April 29th for Alexandria



  • December 2, 2016 15:38:02 Jake Warren

    (5)

    work especially the Queen Elizabeth whose

    shells must have done awful damage

    among the Turks. At first the noise

    and screaming of the shells over our heads

    both from the warships and the enemy was

    terrible. On Tuesday it was quieter

    and some of us indulged in sniping.

    I shot four Turks during the day,

    and my mate got six. We had a

    pair of field glasses and were able to

    pick them out pretty well from amongst

    the trenches.  I didn't see much more of

    the fighting and was wounded very early

    on Wednesday morning and had to walk

    the dressing station to get attended to.

    at noon on Wednesday we embarked on

    SS Berfflinger a fine ship captured from

    the Germans and sailed on Thursday

    morning April 29th for Alexandria



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4436 / 51889
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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