France: Farming: “What a lovely country to live in. I believe I could live here all my life.”

Roy. Irish Fusiliers
No.2 Convalescent Depot
Rouen (Farming)


My Dear Mother

Just a few lines to let you know that I am still living and well. Hoping yourself and all at home are the same at present. I said the last time I wrote not to write again until you heard from me. I was at the Con-Camp at the time, so I did not like to give you any address until I should see if I was staying or not. But just as I was finishing your letter the RSM sent for me to see if I should like to go in charge of a party of men to work on a French farm until I got back my health again. And I need not say I jumped at the chance so that is what I am at now.

I am about 9 miles out of Rouen but our letters have to come through the con-camp. What a lovely country to live in. I believe I could live here all my life. I may be here 1 month and I may be here more. So I should like to hear from home as soon as ever you can as I am uneasy until I get word. I am getting quite fit again since I came to live here. I would you would write to Jennie and give her my address as I have not time to do so now.

This is all at present. Hoping to hear from you soon.

Your loving son

Address in full 13971
Sergt John Adams
Roy Irish Fus
No.2 Convalescent Depot
B. E. Force