“We are stopping at Portadown tonight “

Postmark: Portadown, 4th Feb 1915

Dear Mother,

Just a line hoping it finds you all in good [sic] as this leaves me in the same at present.  We are stopping at Portadown tonight and going on to Moy in the morning.  We are getting a fine reception everywhere we go.  It will be Sunday week before we are in Bessbrook.  We are spending the weekend in Loughgall.  This is all at present.  I will send word when we get that length.

I remain your loving son,


150204 Portadown 02

150204 Portadown 01

Postcard shows:

“It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary (1).

Up to mighty London came an Irishman one day,

As the streets are paved with gold, sure ev’ry one was gay;

Singing songs of Piccadilly, Strand and Leicester Square,

Till Paddy got excited, then he shouted to them there:-“

A man (the “Paddy”?) leans on the entrance to a Bakerloo line underground station, while London life, red omnibuses and crowds passing along.

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