Newtownards: “This place is simply flooded”
Royal Irish Fusiliers
I received your parcel alright this morning and I thank you very much for what you sent to me for may handkerchiefs were all lost and I was just going to write home for a couple. So I got them in good time. The weather still keeps very wet. This place is simply flooded. You see it is so low lying very little rain takes effect on it. I wish it would dry up as the good weather is quite pleasant. I had no word from Jennie this couple of days but I am writing to her tonight.
There was a very fine draft left here yesterday. I think it was the best men left here. Albert Brown is away with it. There was […] them altogether. They were all 9th men going back. A few more drafts like it will take all the 9th men away from here.
Is there any word from Jack? I have lost his address. But he may soon be home. I hope he may get home before I get out again. Well I think I have little more to say so I will draw to a close hoping to hear from you soon again and thanking you again for your parcel.
Your loving son