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John Booth war hero Blamain Rowing Club

John (Jack) Goodsir




Private Jack Goodsir has written the following letter to Mr Neil MacNamara, captain of the Balmain Rowing club :-
“Sid Grant, Tas Vale, and myself are doing all right. We are having the time of our lives aboard ship and getting as fat as pigs. I think I’ve put on a stone and I am as brown as a berry.. We are being treated like lords. The officers are the best and likewise the food. We have a swimming bath on board and don’t the Balmain boys enjoy it. I suppose by the time you get this we will be right in the thick of it and we will try to make a good name for the Balmain Rowing club. Remember me to all the boys”


The Arrow - 22 January 1916




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