Correspondence, certificate of elevation, photographs and medals of Lt. Robert J. Kelly, 6th Royal Irish Regiment , item 6

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I also want you to send me a copy of the

last examination papers for the Consular

Service. This must be ordered through

the publishers, Eyre and Spotiswoode/

Ponsonby's of Grafton Street will do it

for you.

 The new regulations regarding parcels

come into force next march. They only

refer to food, I believe , clothing , toilet

articles ,tobacco, etc. can be sent freely.

I leave the matter in your hands

entirely. Certainly until I see how the

scheme works. The central committe

has already sent me some parcels

including a large quantity of biscuits.

   Now, Mother, you really must not

worry about me. I am in excellent

health and my wounds have been

completely healed some nine months

or so, and I do not suffer at all as

[next page]

a result of them. Being shot sounds

much more dreadful than it is in

actual fact. Indeed were one ill, there

are two English doctors in the camp, who

are prisoners of war like the rest of us,

and who attend daily to the medical

needs of the prisoners. In addition one

can always visit or be visited by a 

German specialist if he has any grounds

for alarm.

  There was much excitement in the camp

last week. Eighty officers who had been

taken prisoner in 1914 or who were ill

started  for Holland. It is believed that

a good many more will go shortly.

The scheme provides for those who have

been over eighteen months in captivity.

  I hope that Lil is quite qell again and

that her visits to the torture chamber

are over. Thank her for her letter and

encourage her to repeat the dose frequently

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I also want you to send me a copy of the

last examination papers for the Consular

Service. This must be ordered through

the publishers, Eyre and Spotiswoode/

Ponsonby's of Grafton Street will do it

for you.

 The new regulations regarding parcels

come into force next march. They only

refer to food, I believe , clothing , toilet

articles ,tobacco, etc. can be sent freely.

I leave the matter in your hands

entirely. Certainly until I see how the

scheme works. The central committe

has already sent me some parcels

including a large quantity of biscuits.

   Now, Mother, you really must not

worry about me. I am in excellent

health and my wounds have been

completely healed some nine months

or so, and I do not suffer at all as

[next page]

a result of them. Being shot sounds

much more dreadful than it is in

actual fact. Indeed were one ill, there

are two English doctors in the camp, who

are prisoners of war like the rest of us,

and who attend daily to the medical

needs of the prisoners. In addition one

can always visit or be visited by a 

German specialist if he has any grounds

for alarm.

  There was much excitement in the camp

last week. Eighty officers who had been

taken prisoner in 1914 or who were ill

started  for Holland. It is believed that

a good many more will go shortly.

The scheme provides for those who have

been over eighteen months in captivity.

  I hope that Lil is quite qell again and

that her visits to the torture chamber

are over. Thank her for her letter and

encourage her to repeat the dose frequently


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  • March 12, 2018 16:34:13 Annick Rodriguez

    I also want you to send me a copy of the

    last examination papers for the Consular

    Service. This must be ordered through

    the publishers, Eyre and Spotiswoode/

    Ponsonby's of Grafton Street will do it

    for you.

     The new regulations regarding parcels

    come into force next march. They only

    refer to food, I believe , clothing , toilet

    articles ,tobacco, etc. can be sent freely.

    I leave the matter in your hands

    entirely. Certainly until I see how the

    scheme works. The central committe

    has already sent me some parcels

    including a large quantity of biscuits.

       Now, Mother, you really must not

    worry about me. I am in excellent

    health and my wounds have been

    completely healed some nine months

    or so, and I do not suffer at all as

    [next page]

    a result of them. Being shot sounds

    much more dreadful than it is in

    actual fact. Indeed were one ill, there

    are two English doctors in the camp, who

    are prisoners of war like the rest of us,

    and who attend daily to the medical

    needs of the prisoners. In addition one

    can always visit or be visited by a 

    German specialist if he has any grounds

    for alarm.

      There was much excitement in the camp

    last week. Eighty officers who had been

    taken prisoner in 1914 or who were ill

    started  for Holland. It is believed that

    a good many more will go shortly.

    The scheme provides for those who have

    been over eighteen months in captivity.

      I hope that Lil is quite qell again and

    that her visits to the torture chamber

    are over. Thank her for her letter and

    encourage her to repeat the dose frequently

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