No. 2  NAI DFA 339/124

Ordinary code telegram from Francis T. Cremins to Joseph P. Walshe (Dublin) (No. 13)

BERNE, 17 January 1941

Your tel. 12.1 Sudden attack of stomach trouble Thursday night, Doctor advised go to hospital. On Friday morning Surgeon agreed and operation performed but something had burst resulting in perforation of stomach poisoning sys- tem, best specialist called, blood transfusions given. Slight hope up to Sunday evening then burst again and death 2 a.m. Monday. Patient bright, conscious up to Sunday evening. Best advice available, everything possible done by friends, doctors. Mrs. Joyce, son well as possible2 I had already sent letter of sympathy sending now more formal letter and explaining inability to leave here. Only last week he telephoned coming to see me. I had been trying to do something to obtain permission for daughter to leave occupied France for Switzerland.3 I have no information so far other matter.

1 See No. 1.

2 Giorgio Joyce (1905-76).

3 Lucia Ann Joyce (1907-82), then a patient in a psychiatric hospital at Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris. See DIFP VI, No 387, 394 and 400.

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