"Just a few lines to let you know I am not dead yet. The lord only knows when we will get home. We get passed over every time while 1918 get sent home."
"Just a few lines to let you know how I am getting on. I have just returned from school, you will see a group with my dial on the other side 4th from the left. I am having a pretty easy time over here."
"am having a pretty easy time here. I will be going to a school for a couple of weeks tomorrow. I don't suppose we will be home for 12 months yet."
"I have got a job for 6 months in England at one of the training battalions. So I will be about certain to see the war out over here."
"The Germans are on their last legs but I hope our side doesn't give into his terms too easily as a good doing won't do him any harm now that they have him just about done."
"I believe the old Hun has been getting a pretty lively time of it lately. A pity they couldn't finish him right out. I will be back just in time to catch the winter. It won't be so bad if it's like the last one although even then it wasn't quite paradise."
"I am just about sick of the camp over here so I shan't be sorry to get back to France. I will be getting 4 days leave to London on Friday which will be very acceptable."
"Fritz is getting more than he reckoned on this last few weeks. My Batt. will be well in it as they were on that front & had been in all the last stunts. They got through them all pretty easy"
"I now beg to advise you that Cpl. F. L. O'Meara has been reported progressing convalescent."
"Just a line to let you see I am not dead yet, In fact I don't think it will be long before I am in France. I would sooner be back there than malingering about camp here. Time goes very slowly here."
"Just a line to let you know I am out of hospital & am back in camp. I had 14 days leave. I went to Brighton. By the other side you will notice my dial. It's a very poor photo. One of the chaps took it. It doesn't show the mark over the left eye. "
"The cut over the left eye is just about healed up. It went right across the top of the eye between the eye and the eyebrow."
"There were about 300 men went out of here today for Australia. I haven't had a letter since I last wrote, but I have been getting them pretty regular. There is no news."
"I get the 20 pounds alright. The State Savings Bank is quick & lively but the Commonwealth you never know when you are going to get it."
"I now beg to advise you that Cpl. F. L. O'Meara has been reported progressing favorably."
"I now beg to advise you that Pte. F. L. O'Meara has been reported admitted on 6th May, 1918 to the Southwark Military Hospital, England, suffering from gunshot wound right arm and left eye - severe."
"I suppose you are still troubling yourself about me but I am quite alright, I will be up and out of bed in a few days. I think I can see a little with the left eye now although it's pretty hard to see more than a few feet."
"I now beg to advise you that Pte. F. L. O'Meara has been reported wounded. (2nd occasion)"
"We had a big stunt two nights before I was hit. 24th & 25th Fritz had knocked the Tommies back as usual that day & we were sent up in the night to take it back. The whole turn out was a great success."
"It's strange that the Australians can send him back every time, & he seems to be able to go through all but the Colonials. I am not allowed to write about the BRAVERY of the English troops."