Eggs for Wounded - Tramore Depot

The Waterford News - 28th of May 1915, Page 5

Eggs for Wounded - Tramore Depot
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Eggs for wounded-Tramore Depot.

The work of collecting and despaaching eggs for the use of the wounded in various military hospitals is being carried on steadily in Tramore. After the extra effort at Easter, when 101 doz. were sent, the usual 50 to 60 doz. have been forwarded each week regularly. Latterly, however, the contributions have shown a tendency to decreas e, which in great part is due, no doubt to the growing scarcity of eggs which generally sets in about this period of the year. The public are reminded that now more than ever are fresh eggs wanted since the number of woundes is constantly on the increase. All parts of the Kingdom are helping, and Tramore by no means the least, but as something like 200,000 eggs per week are required there is plenty of room for generosity. Numbers of interesting letters have been received in Tramore from soldiers in the various hospitals both in France and England who happen to get one of the eggs who happen to have the contributor’s name written on. The following are a few extacts:-
Miss Greta Ca hill is thanked by a thoughtfulness for our brave soldiers after they have been wounded in the service of their country.
Sapper -"I have been at the front for six months and never more than 2,000 yards from the firing line working hard night erecting wire entanglements, real dangerous work. Still I have been spared and in a month or so I hope to be right again I know it will please you to tell you that my bosom chum was Irishman, and we shared the ups and downs like brothers, I have also met t he Inniskillins and the Irish Guards and been with them in action and can testify to their sterling qualities and courage I am getting better I an pleased to say, only I have an operation on my knee to go through presently. I can assure you when I left Festubert, La Bassee, France we were giving the Germans a very bad time. We shall win right enou gh, little girl. Once again many than ks for your kindness, which we don’t forget. I am one of the old r egular army survivors, of which there are none too many left."
Owing to the holiday season now commencing the Hon. Sec. will be away for a short time and contributors are requested to kindly send eggs to Mrs. Reade, Rocklands, Tramore, instead of Cliff House as heretofore, on Mondays. They are packed and sent off on Tuesdays each week.

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