Letter 4: Denis Kiely

Letter from Denis Kiely (39) a widower, to his daughter Mary Bridget Kiely (14), who is living at 13 Francis Street, Limerick City. Denis died at the 15th General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt on the 7th May 1915 from wounds received in battle  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.



14th August 1914

Dear Daughter,

Just a few lines to let you know that I am getting on all right and enjoying good health. I hope and trust in God that you are the same. Dear Daughter I pray for you every hour of the day. I hope you will pray for me also. Dear Daughter, we all have made our will and I have willed all to you in case I am knocked over in the war. We are [waiting?] here for orders and not knowing…[unclear].

Dear Daughter I would like you would send me a pair of scapulars or some holy sacred hearts, for I would like to have them before I go. I hope I will hear from you before I leave. I would have wrote to you before now but owing to be up the hills I could not have wrote, and receiving no pay. I will now finish with sending you my sincere love and hoping to see you again.
I remain your affectionate father,

Denis Kiely.

1st Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

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