Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir

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Title

Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir

Description

Airgraph from Flight Sergeant Jim Cahir to his mother and brothers. He writes that he is well and received some correspondence from them, and mentions other letters he has received. He also writes about attending a church service where a prayer for world peace was said in nine different languages and about learning about textiles.

Creator

Date

1944-11-02

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One handwritten air letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ECahirFSCahirM-P-V441102-0001, ECahirFSCahirM-P-V441102-0002

Transcription

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[postmark]
An Mrs. M. CAHIR
505 BELL ST
[42 Gepruft Stalag IVB ink stamp]
Empfangsort: PRESTON. N18.
Strasse: MELBOURNE
Kreis: VICTORIA.
Land: AUSTRALIA
[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/undelrined]
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Francis. S,. CHAIR F/sgt
Gefangenennummer: 267500
Lager-Bexeichnung: [deleted] Kriegegefangenenlager der Luftwaffe Nr. 3 [/deleted]
[inserted] STALAG [underlined] IVB “C” [/underlined] [/inserted]
[page break]
Nov 2nd. 44
Dear Mum Pat & Vincent. [deleted] Del [/deleted] Once again I can say I am in the very best of health and still getting a kick out of Life. An Airgrath [sic] dated Aug 4th sent via Auntie Louie arrived the other day, there does not seem to be anytime saved by this means, in fact I can’t suggest which is the best way to write to me, except direct to Stalag [underlined] IVB [/underlined]. You asked me in your last letter had I changed Camps! no I have always been here in [underlined] IVB [/underlined], but our mail used to come via luft three, that has been cut out now. An ordinary letter dated July 20th arrived here Oct 20th, also one dated May 8th, no June mail yet, it is probably at Luft 3. I wrote to Mrs Edwards c/ of you last week. Had letters from Valda McMahon, Peggy Wright & Mary also N. Zealand very pleased to get them, but I won’t be able to answer them for a while yet. Last Sunday being the Feast of “Christ the King” Benediction was held in the French Theatre and the Prayer for World Peace was said in nine different languages by different nationals present, it was inspiring. At present I am studing [sic] Textiles especially Wool, the Books [inserted] on it [/inserted] are not very good, but I hope to obtain a better set later. I don’t think you need trouble to send any. George & Ralph are in the best of health. Had Mass said for Bill Cashman & Kathleen’s recovery, hope she is up & about now, give her my love. Jim.

Citation

Jim Cahir, “Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 14, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20084.

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