Le Havre: “All I want is for some of them to write me a few lines now and again”
9th Royal Irish Fusiliers
36 Base Depot
Just a few lines to say I received your parcel alright. Many thanks for what you sent. I thought all at home had forgotten about me. It seemed so long from I had any word from home. I do not want you to send me anything out. All I want is for some of them to write me a few lines now and again, and I just had two letters from Jennie since I came out here. You would have thought before I came out I was going to get the whole of Ireland and the half of Scotland. But I do not mind. I am happy enough where I am. But as I said before I do not anything from anyone [sic]. Anything I do hear comes through strangers. I am still at the Base. All the draft I came out with has gone up the line so I do not suppose it will be long until I am going up also. The weather is very warm out here. I believe it is very wet in Ireland at present.
No more at present.
Your Obedient Son