Paisley: “We have lost a lot of Officers”

No postmark – probably included in a letter.

12 July 1916
Dear Jimmy,
Just a PC hoping it will find you still enjoying the usual good health as this leaves myself not so bad at the time of writing.  How are you getting on this weather, it is very wet?  It is just as well that they are not going anywhere today.  It is simply pouring.  It is as bad as the 12th that we went to Tandragee.  Do you remember that day?  We yesterday was fine for a wander [?] and we were at Lock [sic] Lomond for a day’s outing.  It is a lovely place.  We were out for a sail on a motor boat and it was splendid.  I heard J McCullagh was wounded, but I cannot see his name in the list.  I do hope it is not time.  There is about 10 Bessbrook wounded.  I see a Brown name [A Brown?].  We have lost a lot of Officers.  Both our Captains are wounded, but there is not many Ptes in D. Coy wounded that I can see.  I hope it will soon be over.
No more at present, Jack.

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Postcard shows “Inversnald Hotel and Falls, Loch Lomond”.  Taken from the water, a large hotel dominates the photograph, with a waterfall tumbling into the lake beneath a bridge on the right.  Small boats are scattered on the waterline, and a path slopes from the lake up to the hotel.,-4.6860636,662m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x48890261fa434821:0xdf979e3283a214ab!6m1!1e1