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 a parcel from them, about other correspondence sent and received, social activities, going to Mass on Armistice Day and hoping his mother has been keeping well.




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One handwritten air letter


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ECahirFSCahirM-P-V441117-0001, ECahirFSCahirM-P-V441117-0002


[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
[two ink stamps]
An Mrs. M. CAHIR.
Emfangsort: PRESTON
[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/underlined]
Vor- und Zuname: Francis. S. CAHIR F/sgt
Gefangenennummer: 267500
Lager-Bezeichnung: M. Stammlager IV B [inserted] “C” [/inserted]
[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]
[page break]
Nov 17th 44
Dear Mum Pat & Vincent. Yesterday your parcel dated July 3rd arrived, I felt just like a little Boy at Christmas opening it, honestly my fingers were trembling whilst I was opening it. The things you send were marvellous & most useful. Your first parcel has not arrived yet. Had a letter from Peggy Wright this week, sorry I can’t write yet. I don’t think you need send any more clothing parcels, send Chocolate & other small things, if you must send a parcel. The Canadians receive Coffee Soup & Chocolate in their parcels. Wrote to a Girl in England this week, she wrote to me through the Rotary Club of England. Had a few newcomers in the camp this week, they were polish women, I immediately thought of you – Betty – Mary and others.
The show on the Theatre this week is “Petrified Forest” have not seen it yet. Had Mass on Armistice Day, I offered my Prayers for those that have fallen in this & the last War. Correction – I have just received a letter from you dated June 21st. Glad Father Tuttle had a good trip; you might also tell Betty I haven’t forgotten the steak & Eggs she promised me before I left, I don’t think it will be long before I will be collecting it; people can’t go on eating spuds & black bread, for that’s all they are eating now. Told you last letter I had a parcel from Auntie Louie. How have you been keeping Mum? I suppose by the time you receive this letter Vincent will have gone; don’t worry it is only for a short time. Love Jim.


Jim Cahir, “Letter to Mrs Cahir from Jim Cahir,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20085.

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