This letter was written after John Adams mother, Mary Adams, had received the telegram from the War Office.
Lisadian, Whitecross, Co Armagh
5th Oct 18
My Dear Johnnie
It is with a sorry heart I write to say I got the sad news on yesterday to say that you were wounded. But I hope and trust in God that you will get better and that He will be with you and help you to bear the pain that you will have to suffer for I know it will be hard to bear. God is able to take care of you over there as well as here and Dear Johnnie if you are able to speak ask some one to write to me and tell me how you are. We wired back to the War Office but we got no word. We all send our kind love to you. May God in Heaven be with you my Son.