St Patrick’s Ward
My Dear Mother
Just a few lines in answer to your ever welcome letter of today. Am I am glad to know that all at home are still in good health. I am going on alright and will soon be able to walk about again. I am very sorry indeed to hear of young [Lew’s?] death. It must have been very sudden.
Well Mother dear I thank you very much for your parcel. The apples are very nice. And tell Jimmy I also thank him for the cigarettes which he sent.
I shall write to Annie as soon as I am able to move about which will not be long. I hope I said in my last letter I was finding you Col Kelly’s photo, but I forgot to put it in. I am sending it this time.
No more at present. Thanking you again for your parcel.
Your loving son