Letter from Marie Martin to her mother Mary Martin, 27 December 1915

Letter from Marie Martin to her mother Mary Martin (née Moore). Marie (1892-1975) was later the founder of the Medical Missionaries of Mary. At the outbreak of war in 1914 Marie joined the Voluntary Aid Detachment, a division of the Red Cross. She returned home briefly in 1916 be

World War I, 1914-1918

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Christmas card from Lawrence Brown to his sisters, Christmas 1915

This Christmas card contains a brief message from Laurence Browne to his sisters Mary and Nellie. The card was written on board the H.M.S. Defence and Lawrence writes that he was on his way to Malta or the Dardanelles. Lawrence was a gunner in the Royal Marine Artillery. On 3

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Letter from Robert Monteith to Mollie Monteith, 25 December 1915

Letter from Robert Monteith (1880-1956) to his wife Mary Florence (Mollie) Monteith (née McEvoy, 1877-1960). In 1909, Irish Volunteer, Robert Monteith married Mollie McEvoy against his family's wishes. They opposed the marriage because Mollie was a catholic, an actress and a wido

Love letters | Family life | World War I, 1914-1918

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