Pre-printed Postcard. and a Photograph of Jack Halvey and two of his three daughter in Blackpool 1936.
I attach a postcard, sent by John (Jack) Halvey to his Mother Mary Lyons of Oranmore, Co.Galway in 1916. Mrs Lyons had been married to Timothy Halvey (R.I.C.) and they had one son and two daughters. Mr. Halvey died while stationed at Ferbane, CoOffaly. Mary Moved to relatives at Gort, and later married a widower Jim Lyons from Oranmore. Jim Lyons had at that time, two sons and two daughters. Jim and Mary went on to have two daughters, Josephine and Eileen (My Mother). Jack is reputed as having gone from Oranmore to the "Industrial" school at Letterfrack and to have convinced ("Sprung") his two stepbrothers Padraig and Thomas Lyons. Together they joined the army. Padraig was wounded at Ypres and he ended up working for the Post Office at Birmingham. Jack Halvey survived the war and became a Police Constable stationed at Leeds. I have been unable to find out what happened to Thomas Lyons.