Postcard from Tom Dolan to his father, 11 May 1916

This is a postcard sent by Thomas Dolan in Dublin to his father in Derby, England. Dolan was a member of the Northumberland Fusiliers Regiment in the British Army. At the time this card was written he was serving in Dublin. Thomas would go on to serve in Belgium, where he was kil

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Letter from Lady Clonbrock to Mrs Budson, 19 April 1916

Letter from Lady Clonbrock (Augusta Caroline Dillon (née Crofton), wife of Luke Gerald Dillon, 4th Baron Clonbrock) to Mrs Budson requesting help in the creation of sub-centres in County Galway for the collection of moss for surgical dressings. The moss was to be used for the tre

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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

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Letter from Charles Wyndham Wynne to his mother Alice Wynne, 24 March 1916

Letter from Charles Wyndham Wynne (1895 - 1917) to his mother Alice (1833 - 1928). Charles served as a captain in the Royal Garrison Artillery in the First World War. He was killed in action in June 1917. This is a short note to his mother to tell her he has been trans

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Letter from James Davidson to his mother, S.C. Davidson, 27 January 1916

This letter is part of a large correspondence from Captain James Davidson to his parents. Davidson, who was Managing Director of the Sirocco Engineering Works in Belfast, served with 13 Royal Irish Rifles and the Machine Gun Corps. His letters describe his experiences while train

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Letter from Helen Duffin to Celia Duffin, 22 December 1915

This letter is part of a rich correspondence between various members of the Duffin family, a large prosperous family living in Strandtown, Belfast. Several family members served in the war, including Major Terence Duffin, who served as a staff officer with 107 Brigade, and later

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Letter from Emma Duffin to her sister Celia Duffin, 29 December 1915

This letter is part of a rich correspondence between various members of the Duffin family, a large prosperous family living in Strandtown, Belfast. Several family members served in the war, including Major Terence Duffin, who served as a staff officer with 107 Brigade, and later

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Postcard from Fr Willie Doyle SJ to Sister M. Anthony, 7 April 1916

Fr Willie Doyle SJ (1873-1917) was an Irish Jesuit who served as a chaplain and died in the First World War. Willie volunteered as a military chaplain and was accepted in November 1915. He began with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers, 16th Irish Division. In April 19

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Letter from Fr Francis M Browne SJ to Fr Thomas V Nolan SJ, 21 August 1916

Fr Francis M Browne SJ (1880-1960) was an Irish Jesuit chaplain who served in the First World War. Known as the photographer of the 'Titanic', the Cork-born Jesuit was ordained in 1915 and in 1916 went as chaplain to the Irish Guards in France and Flanders and later to the 9th Ba

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Letter from Joseph Dowdall to Augustine Birrell, 18 April 1916

This letter was written by Joseph Dowdall (b.1865), an electrician living in Dublin city. The letter was addressed to Augustine Birrell. Birrell (1850-1933) was the chief secretary for Ireland from 1907 until his retirement in 1916 following the aftermath of the Easter Rising, fo

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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 Honoria Sweetman to her mother, Agnes Sweetman, 20 May 1916

The letter is from Honoria Sweetman to her mother Agnes, wife of politician John Sweetman (1844-1936), owner of the Drumbaragh Estate in County Meath. Sweetman was an Irish Nationalist politician who served as an anti-Parnellite member of parliament. Following the Easter Rising i

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