Letter from a prisoner of war, Patrick Foran, Connaught Rangers, to Lady Clonbrock (1839-1928). Foran was incarcerated in Germany at the time of the letter. He writes to thank Lady Clonbrock for the parcel of socks that she sent him.
Augusta Caroline Dillon (née Crofton) was the wife of Luke Gerald Dillon (1834-1917), the 4th Baron of Clonbrock, Co. Galway and the daughter of Lord Crofton of Mote Park (Edward Henry Churchill Crofton, 3rd Baron), Co. Roscommon. Aged 75 at the outbreak of war, Lady Clonbrock, worked closely with the Irish Women's Association to send basic necessities to Irish POWs. Many of her care packages went to members of the Connaught Rangers imprisoned in Limburg near Cologne.
National Library of Ireland
MS 35,796 /14 (14) (Collection List 54), MS 35,796 /14 (14) (Collection List 54)
"Letter from Patrick Foran to Lady Clonbrock, 27 November 1915". Letters of 1916
. Schreibman, Susan, Ed. Maynooth University: 2016. Website.
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