Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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21/11/2018 Fusilier William James Gillespie Photo of courtesy of Ian Gillespie
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21/11/2018 Driver Patrick Gartland Thanks to Seamus McGuckin for supplying the grave photo in France.
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14/11/2018 Sgt. William Edward Lynn I saw Alex (Private Alexander Proctor, 2nd Battalion Irish Fusiliers) and Willie (Sergeant William Lynn, 2nd Irish Fusiliers) the other day, and both of them looked well after having such a rough time of it. They were glad to seem me and I to see them. I have heard that Jack and Hugh Cairns were wounded Their regiment went forward with the same old dash and soon made the Germans hop it Good old Inniskillings; they did some good work but they have lost heavily. The Germans are very cunning, but they dont like to meet the British, as they know they always get a good basting. I see by the papers that there will be no Twelfth this year. I think it is a good idea, as it would not look nice on account of all the boys being away. However, I hope with Gods help, the war wont last much longer and that we will get home safe although I am very afraid of it.
14/11/2018 Sgt. William Edward Lynn Bombardier James Lynn, 43rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, writing from the western front to friends in Coalisland says:-
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14/11/2018 Sgt. William Edward Lynn From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th June 1915: Bombardier Lynn and the Twelfth
14/11/2018 Pte. John Lynn I saw Alex (Private Alexander Proctor, 2nd Battalion Irish Fusiliers) and Willie (Sergeant William Lynn, 2nd Irish Fusiliers) the other day, and both of them looked well after having such a rough time of it. They were glad to seem me and I to see them. I have heard that Jack and Hugh Cairns were wounded Their regiment went forward with the same old dash and soon made the Germans hop it Good old Inniskillings; they did some good work but they have lost heavily. The Germans are very cunning, but they dont like to meet the British, as they know they always get a good basting. I see by the papers that there will be no Twelfth this year. I think it is a good idea, as it would not look nice on account of all the boys being away. However, I hope with Gods help, the war wont last much longer and that we will get home safe although I am very afraid of it.
14/11/2018 Pte. John Lynn Bombardier James Lynn, 43rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, writing from the western front to friends in Coalisland says:-
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14/11/2018 Pte. John Lynn From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th June 1915: Bombardier Lynn and the Twelfth
14/11/2018 Sgt. James Lynn M.M. I saw Alex (Private Alexander Proctor, 2nd Battalion Irish Fusiliers) and Willie (Sergeant William Lynn, 2nd Irish Fusiliers) the other day, and both of them looked well after having such a rough time of it. They were glad to seem me and I to see them. I have heard that Jack and Hugh Cairns were wounded Their regiment went forward with the same old dash and soon made the Germans hop it Good old Inniskillings; they did some good work but they have lost heavily. The Germans are very cunning, but they dont like to meet the British, as they know they always get a good basting. I see by the papers that there will be no Twelfth this year. I think it is a good idea, as it would not look nice on account of all the boys being away. However, I hope with Gods help, the war wont last much longer and that we will get home safe although I am very afraid of it.
14/11/2018 Sgt. James Lynn M.M. Bombardier James Lynn, 43rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery, writing from the western front to friends in Coalisland says:-
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14/11/2018 Sgt. James Lynn M.M. From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th June 1915: Bombardier Lynn and the Twelfth
14/11/2018 Pte. Robert George Lawson Your letters went to the Dardanelles and followed me here. My wounds have healed up now and I am walking about every day. I think they will send me to a convalescent home until I am quite strong again. The bullet went right through my abdomen and lodged in the hip, but it was taken out on-board ship, and I can tell you it was very sore. If I have to go back to the Dardanelles again I will go with a good heart, as I would like to get more shots at the Turks. I had no time to try my bayonet on them as I got wounded too early in the landing, but I popped a few of them with bullets, and I fairly enjoyed it. Our boys were not cowards, for they drove back the Turks from the shore, and when they landed they gave the enemy some hot work. I hope all at home are well and they need not be uneasy about me.
14/11/2018 Pte. Robert George Lawson Lance Corporal Thomas Lawson, 1st Royal Inniskillings, who was wounded during the landing at Gallipoli Peninsula in April, writing to his parents at Milltown, Dungannon, from the Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, says:-
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14/11/2018 Pte. Robert George Lawson From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 26th June 1915: Wants to Pay Back the Turks - Thomas Lawson (Brother of George Lawson)
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