Events: 1915 – Training
[postcard showing a group of 18 soldiers bathing/washing by a stream in a steep little valley. Large rocks (possibly haystacks) in the distance. It is not clear if John Adams is one of the 18 or is the photographer. If … Continue reading
[YMCA postcard: HM Forces on Active Service] [From 13971 Pte J Adams, 9th Batt RIF, D Coy, The Palace Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down To Mrs J Adams, Lisadian] Postmarked 02 Feb 1915 Dear Mother, Just a line today we got … Continue reading
[From personal notes] Friday Entrained to Lurgan. Portadown (had mid day meal). Loughgall Road to Red Lion, Drimond [Diamond?], over Cock Hill to Birches (3). Stayed overnight with Widow showed boxes of L.O.L. and R.B.P. which sat there.
[From personal notes] Saturday To Loughgall via Church hill. Stayed in Rock Tavern (with Band) over week end.
[From personal notes] Sunday Service in Loughgall Parish Church
[Postcard showing Loughgall] [Addressed to Miss A Adams, Lisadian] [Postmarked 07 Feb 1915, Loughgall] Dear Annie Just a line hoping it finds you in good health as this leaves me in the same here at present. I hope you will … Continue reading
[From personal notes] Monday + Tuesday Armagh City
[From personal notes] Wednesday Afternoon marched to Richhill via Hamiltonsbawn. Stayed in Home of Wm. McNally.
[From personal notes] Thursday From Richhill via Portadown Road, via Armagh, Killylea to Tynan Village. Stayed at the Home of Robert Sleater.
[From personal notes] Friday From Tynan via Keady to N.T. [Newtown] Hamilton. Stayed at the Home of Messrs Fallow.
[From personal notes] Saturday Main N.T.H [Newtown Hamilton] Road via Belleek to Bessbrook. Week end at Home.
[From personal notes] Sunday Service in Bessbrook Church
[From personal notes] Monday From Bessbrook to Poyntzpass via Doctor’s Hill and Drumbanagher Castle. Stayed at home of J.B. Small
[From personal notes] Tuesday From Poyntzpass to Markethill via Tyrone Ditches and Glenanne, stayed Rev. Moore’s Manse.
From personal notes Wednesday From Markethill to Tandragee, via Clare, Laurelvale, stayed at Main Street at home of some Dressmakers
D Company 9 Batt R.I. Fusiliers Palace Barracks Holywood 18.02.15 My Dear Mother Just a line hoping it finds youse all in good health at home as this leave me in the same here at present. I received four letters … Continue reading
[From personal notes] Entrained at Portadown for Belfast
D Company 9 Batt R. I. Fusiliers Palace Barracks Holywood 22.02.15 My Dear Mother I am sorry that I was so long in writing but I had not time until now. We got back here on Thursday evening from Portadown. … Continue reading
[From personal notes] Took part in Recruiting March through County Monaghan, terminating at Castleblayney, lasting 1 week.
D Company 9 Batt R I Fusiliers Newtownards Sunday 07.03.15 My Dear Mother Just a line hoping it finds you in good health as this leaves me the same at present. I thought I would have had a letter from … Continue reading
D Company 9 Batt R. I. Fus. Newtownards 20.03.15 Dear Mother Just a few lines to say I received your parcel this morning and what was inside. I thank you very much for it. The drawers is alright. I hope … Continue reading
D Company 9 Batt R. I. Fusiliers Newtownards 27.03.15 My Dear Mother Just a line to say that I received your letter this morning. I am sorry that you are not getting better but maybe when the good weather you … Continue reading
D. Company 9 Batt R. I. Fus Newtownards 17.04.1915 My Dear Mother Just a line today. I got your parcel this morning and was very thankful to you for what you sent. We are still confined to camp. I was … Continue reading
D Coy, 9th R. I. Fus, N. T. Ards [undated letter, messier than the others, apparently pre-deployment, possibly May 1915] Dear Mother Just a line hoping it still finds youse all enjoying good health, as this leaves me in the … Continue reading
D Company 9 Batt R. I. Fus Newtownards 07.05.15 My Dear Mother. Just a line to say that I received your letter aright. I am sorry that I was so long in writing but we have been very busy this … Continue reading
[From personal notes] Inspection at Malone at Major General Sir Hugh McCalmont K.C.B. followed by a March through the City.
[From personal notes - date not specific, June 1915] Promoted Lance Corporal Went with Advance Party to Seaforde, Sussex, England
[postcard] 27.06.15 My Dear Mother Just a line to say that I am still here. But by the time that you get this we will be on the road from here. We are going by the main line but we … Continue reading
Seaford Camp, Sussex [undated, but probably 12 July 1915] Dear Jimmy By the time this reaches home you will have both days over you and I hope from my heart that they were good days for you. All the bands … Continue reading
D. Coy 9th Batt. R. Ir. Fus. Seaford Camp Sussex England [undated] Dear Mrs Adams Just a line to let you know I received your letter alright, thanks very much for the same. You need not be expecting a letter … Continue reading
[For God, King & For Country] [YMCA] [HM Forces on Active Service] D Company 9th RIF Seaford Camp Sussex Sunday 18.08.1915 Dear Mother Just a line to say I received your letter alright. Hoping this will find youse all in … Continue reading
Bordon Camp: “Let us all pray that we may all meet in a happier place when all wars will have ceased”
“D” Company, 9th Roy. Irish Fus., Martinique Barracks, Bordon, Hants, England 11-9-15 My Dear Mother I received your parcel allright. Many thanks. But indeed I did not expect what you sent, and I am sorry that I passed the remark … Continue reading
[From personal notes] Inspected to [sic] King George V at Aldershot