Johnny Reid: Field Postcard

NOTHING is to be written on this side except
the date and signature of the sender. Sentences
not required may be erased. If anything else is
added the post card will be destroyed.

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addressed to the sender of this card.]

I am quite well.

I have been admitted into hospital



and am going on well.

and hope to be discharged soon.

I am being sent down to the base.

I have received your

letter dated
2 June 1916
telegram  ,,
parcel     ,,

Letter follows at first opportunity.

I have received no letter from you


for a long time.

Signature only
30th June 1916

Paisley: “I often heard it said that Scotch people were hard with their money. But I will believe it no longer. “

The Royal Alexandra Infirmary,Paisley,Scotland

My Dear Mother

Just a few lines to let you know that I received your parcel all right. Many thanks for what you sent to me, it was awful good of you. but you might not have minded about sending me any cigarettes as I get more here than I can smoke. The people here are so very good to us. The factory girls gives so much out of their pay each week, for comforts for us while we are here. And comes to visit us 4 days a week. I often heard it said that Scotch people were hard with their money. But I will believe it no longer. For they do not show it here. We are as well of here as we would be in Ireland. Perhaps better.

The weather is very fine here just now, and this is a lovely place. Tomorrow is the first of the month, and Wednesday will be the 12th. What changes since the last. Where is the men going this year. I hope they will get good days. You might tell Annie and Jimmy to write and tell me all the news and how things are going on. I never though as long for letters before as I did since I came here. Well there is not much more to tell you about. I cannot tell you how my hand will do until it heals up, it has been opened so often. Well don’t forget to tell Annie I will be expecting a letter from her very soon.

I thank you again for what you sent to me. I shall not forget you for it. No more at present.

I remain
Your Loving Son

John Adams