9 Batt R I Fusiliers
My Dear Mother
Just a line hoping it finds you in good health as this leaves me the same at present. I thought I would have had a letter from you before this. But I hope youse are all well. We had a very good time on the march. We trained it to Clones and stopped one night there. And I saw the place where [they] killed Flaughan. It is locked up since. We then trained it to Ball[y]bay and march Coot[e]hill and then to Monaghan where we stopped for 2 days and then to Castleblany and from that back here.
This is a wonderful place. I saw the place where that young fellow was killed. I think the step father will be hung. And I think he is guilty too.
I think this is all that I have time for now. Remember me to all at home.
Your loving son