“All ranks of R.I.C. in this Co. have had practically no sleep since Monday last”

Wire from the C.I. Dundalk. Handed in at 11a.m. Received at 12-20p.m. 29/4/16

Rebels somewhere in Co Meath whereabouts not known. Slane phones all quiet there. No change in Co Louth, regret to report C.I. Gray’s condition is very serious, wounded in Navan Hospital. Phone now received from Ballykinlar that a party of rebels are reported to be marching on Newcastle and Ballykinlar. Report made to necessary military authority. All ranks of R.I.C. in this Co. have had practically no sleep since Monday last but can hold on for a day or two longer. Further reports will follow.

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