September 30th, 1917

Dear Mum,

I had a letter from you yesterday dated July 30th. I suppose some of my letters went down on the Mongolia. It would have all the news of the Stunt we had on May 11 & 12th. We had a pretty lively time but not as bad as I expected, I bagged one German in that disturbance, put a bullet through the middle of his back. It was beautiful to see him fall, He dropped like a parrot of a fence. I have to put my address in the middle of the letter. No. 2761 Cpl F.L. O'Meara D. Coy 59th Batt. I got the extra stripe a couple of weeks ago, it will fetch in 4 pence a day extra, I will let it go on in my pay book and it will be handy when I go on leave, I should be getting leave again shortly. I was left out of the line with a few others this time so I didn't see anything of the stunt they had. The Batt took over 250 prisoners besides settling a lot of them, I am sure to catch the next disturbance.

Hoping everybody is well.

I remain your aff son,