22nd June1919 was a Sunday, generally a rest day with time to catch up with letters. Harry's last letter was 1st June, also a Sunday..
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Just a line to let you know that I have received your letter and the towel you sent it is very good of you to send it. Ethel and Annie wants me to try and get home on leave for August, but its no use me asking from this end there is some men here now with 18 months in without leave although they are going
With Best Love
32507 9th Y+L
attached Royal Munster Fusiliers
A.P.O. Box.R. L.1
put R.M.F in full
There is still no indication of when Harry will be getting home. This letter talks of "leave" in October - very different from demobilisation. Harry's last (only) leave was in September 1918.
He seems aware that the statesmen are meeting in Paris to work out a peace treaty that will finally, formally end the hostilities.
10/- means 10 shillings which was equivalent to £0.50, worth about £25 in todays values. I don't think Harry is missing the drilling and marching. BL
Posted by Pte Harry Lamin at 7:09 am