Postcard sent by James Kenny of the Royal Irish Regiment

James Kenny was born in Co. Wexford, Ireland on the 16th November 1895. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment in February 1915. The regiment was then sent to the Middle East, where he gained a great respect for "the mighty Turks", as he called them.

After the war, James could not settle at home and went to India with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment where he spent 4 years as a Military Policeman. The regiment were demobbed in 1922 and James returned to England, where he married and became the father of eight sons and one daughter. He died at the age of 87 in 1984.

The message on the reverse of the postcard reads:

"Dear H, Just a P C to let you know I am well and in the best of health as I hope you are. I hope you received my letter, had yours a good day at Rosslare on Sunday. Write soon."
Collection holder:
Europeana 1914 - 1918
Collection description:
St. Olivers Burkes Hill Birr Co Offaly Ireland 09/04/12 The following is a short account of my Fathers experiences during WW1. My father, James Kenny was born in Kilcarbery, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Eire on the 16th of November 1895. At the outbreak ...more
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