Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir



Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir


Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he has received two letters from them, about family and friends, that the Red Cross has provided clothing for him, about the recent Corpus Christie parade and of going to see a variety show.




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One handwritten air letter


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ECahirFSCahirM-P-V440616-0001, ECahirFSCahirM-P-V440616-0002


[three ink stamps]
[inserted] Mit Luft Post Nach Australien [/inserted]
An Mrs. M. CAHIR
Emfangsort: 505 BELL ST.
[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/underlined]
Vor- und Zuname: Francis. S. CAHIR F/sgt
Gefangenennummer: 267500
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
June 16th 44
Dear Mum Pat & Vincent. I sincerely hope you are all well, your letters of Feb 16th and 25th arrived safely, so glad to get the snaps. The Cahir’s at Camberwell look well. Sorry to hear about Ross Tamilty! I wrote to his parents last week. As regards the Insurance Policy, I don’t want anything to do with it, in fact I refuse to accept one penny of it, its entirely yours’. No mail received from England yet, I am expecting some any day now. I am quite comfortable as regards clothes, the Red Cross kitted me out, and I am much happier with the bare necessities than I was before with extras in everything. Sunday last a Corpus Christi Procession was held through the Camp, it started after High Mass which was said in the open air and finished at a huge Altar that had been built on the Big Parade Ground, all nationalities took part in it. Yesterday I saw a Variety Show put on by members of the Camp, it was marvellous and quite up to Civvy Street standard, thanks to the fact that the two Producers are London Producers’ by Profession. I met a chap a couple of days ago by the name of Neal Ford, who is engaged (I think) to a Naughton Girl from Rochester, he also worked for State Rivers. Love to all. Jim.


Jim Cahir, “Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20083.

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