Tipperary: “There is no chance of me getting home for Xmas”

Royal Irish Fusiliers,
No 1 Company A Block,
Irish Command Depot,

Sunday 17.12.16

My Dear Mother

Just a few lines hoping they will find yourself and all at home enjoying good health. As this leaves myself in the same at present. The weather has got very frosty this last while. But I hope it may continue as it is very pleasant and is much better than the rain. Well Dear Mother there is no chance of me getting home for Xmas as the storeman is away tomorrow (Mon) for 10 days so he will not be back until the Wed after xmas. So the two of us could not get away together. But I hope youse will have a good xmas at home and youse can have a little thought for the Black Sheep up in the Wilds of Tipperary. You might tell Jimmy to write me a few lines and let me know how the dance came off. Well I think this is all now. I will hardly have time to write again to the end of the week. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Good bye
I remain
Your Loving Son

J Adams