Material relates to the two uncles of the contributor.
Barry St. John Galvin was a Military Cross winner with 8th batallion Royal Irish. Captured by the Germans and held prisoner at Archangel. Lived until 1940s and was 'quite a character'. Champion chess player, learned in captivity whilst he had time. Later solicitor and barrister. A great wit and orator.
His brother, Daniel J. Donal' Galvin, served with the 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He was injured as described in the attached letter, and never recovered, dying of his injuries six years afterwards.