John Booth war hero Blamain Rowing Club

John (Jack) Goodsir

 

LETTERS FROM THE FRONT

 

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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