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November 2012

Purvis letter Purvis letter page 2

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Purvis envelope


Letter dated 25 April 1915 from Private James Purvis, 12500 B Company 6th Service Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers, to his mother Rachel. Written from Portobello Barracks in Dublin, the soldier describes the preparations being made prior to their departure for the war.

(NAI, 2002/119/E2255071)

Transcript of letter

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