“800 Infantry had arrived from the Curragh and 150 from Belfast”: 4.20pm

A message timed 9.45am, states that rebel sentries occupy street corners. The rebels spent the night barricading the positions they hold. The mob did some looting but do not appear to be concerned in the rebellion.

By noon today General Friend had arrived in Ireland, 800 Infantry had arrived from the Curragh and 150 from Belfast, bringing the number of troops in the City up to 3,500.

The scattered detachments of troops had been concentrated by this time.

It is not the intention to attack the rebel’s main strength in Sackville Street until reinforcements arrive.

(Sd.) FC Shaw,

Major General

General Staff, Home Forces

H.F.Q., H.F. (I)

Home Guards, S.W.

Date of Issue 25.4.16

Time of Issue 4.20 p.m.

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