“Rebels are advancing on Slane… Available constabulary unable to cope”

Wire from D.I. Holmes, Kells. Handed in at 1-35a.m.

Received at 1-55a.m. 29\4

All wounded from Ashbourne brought into Navan Infirmary tonight. Information received that rebels are advancing on Slane – Navan. Available constabulary unable to cope with them. Strong military reinforcements urgently required. I have taken charge of the county owing to C.I. Gray being wounded.

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