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Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:15 pm
by Snowhite
Harjoe wrote:At last we in the Republic now know that the poppy was not a sign of British rule or religion and we should be proud to wear them in memory of the fallen


This is my Poppy Badge ;)

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And a bit of everything ;)

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I'm off to Scotland tomorrow to see this at The Blackwatch Museum

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Strum will I bring you back a Kilt aawhip :P

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:57 pm
by Denis Cromie
58,000 died on the first day of battle,you'd have to ask yourself,could no one have called a halt then. Heroes led by donkeys comes to mind.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:01 pm
by Strum
Snowhite wrote: Strum will I bring you back a Kilt aawhip :P



Great badge collection Snowy, and yes deffo the Kilt but they cost a fortune, about 500 quid. Have you a pic of my Clan Tartan. :lol: thumbright


What Snowy means folks is that I posted on Farcebuke that my surname is of Scottish decent. Originally from Irving Strathclyde. :D

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:00 pm
by Zirco
Really??
Hoots mon!!
Tell us more....
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:54 am
by Snowhite
Strum wrote:
Snowhite wrote: Strum will I bring you back a Kilt aawhip :P



Have you a pic of my Clan Tartan. :lol: thumbright


What Snowy means folks is that I posted on Farcebuke that my surname is of Scottish decent. Originally from Irving Strathclyde. :D


Sorry Strum forgot about this till now, I'm heading over to Scotland on Tuesday if I find one lying around I'll grab it for you :P I think you'd look quiet handsome in it ;)

Clan Irwin Tartan

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Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:24 am
by Snowhite
In Memory of my Great Uncle William Byrne 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers,and The Men of the 4th Division, 10th Brigade, who died at Mousetrap Farm, 24th May 1915.....
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

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A man struggles to determine between past and present as the horrors of The Great War and his civilian life intertwine.
Released for Remembrance Day 2016, this short independent film highlights the tragic nature of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)


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Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:45 am
by Jemser
In memory of my Great Uncle, Baron Claude Allen Blowers, KIA, Battle of Frezenberg Ridge, Ypres 8th May 1915.
Lest we forget.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:32 pm
by Rocker
In memory of my Great Uncle, Pte. Edward McGuirk (8072) 2th Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action on April 12th 1915. Buried in La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery near Ypres Belgium.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:46 pm
by Denis Cromie
My uncle Edward (Ned) Traynor of the 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers died at Flanders on the 29th June 1915. He lived in a tenement in Patrick Street,I imagine he joined the British Army to escape poverty and perhaps for some adventure. Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire. So sad to die so young.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:28 pm
by Harjoe
In memory of my uncle Sgt William Dodd killed on the first day of the battle of the Somme 1st July 1916

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:55 pm
by gingertom
May they rest in peace, those honourable and brave men.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:46 pm
by Rocker
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Sadly, I am of an age that no mention of Irishmen's involvement in the British Army was made in school, in our history lessons and definitely not in the family. It was only six years ago when I started doing the family research that I realised my Paternal Grandfather and four of his brothers had fought for the British Army and also my maternal Grandfather and his brother. One on each side was lost thought I am having difficulty tracing my Maternal Granduncle's war. All that was ever said was...Paddy never returned from France....I imagine the people were too poor and uneducated to know how to go about tracing anyone and so along with a lot of other stuff his memory was brushed under the floorboards...no carpets then.

May the war dead of all nations and all sides Rest in Peace and let us hope for some kind of Peace for all the warring nations.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:48 pm
by Holla
May they all rest in peace.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:16 pm
by jabra
Yes indeed may they all rest in peace

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:38 pm
by Denis Cromie
Good one Rocker.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:09 pm
by Sinead
For those with an interest in the Great War - Dalkey Library will host an exhibition on Fr. Willie Doyle SJ from 18th July to 18th August. The official opening is on 20th July at 6.30.p.m. archivessj@gmail.com to book a place. On 15th August Damien Burke, Archivist, Irish Jesuit Archives will give a lecture on Fr. Doyle in Dalkey Library.

Sinéad

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:16 am
by Holla
Thanks for posting this information Sinead.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:34 pm
by Rocker
Sinead wrote:For those with an interest in the Great War - Dalkey Library will host an exhibition on Fr. Willie Doyle SJ from 18th July to 18th August. The official opening is on 20th July at 6.30.p.m. archivessj@gmail.com to book a place. On 15th August Damien Burke, Archivist, Irish Jesuit Archives will give a lecture on Fr. Doyle in Dalkey Library.

Sinéad


is this Fr. Willie Doyle?

http://www.catholicworldreport.com/2015 ... ten-saint/

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:41 pm
by Denis Cromie
Obviously a great human being.

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:15 pm
by Sinead
Yes Denis, a fantastic human being. He was born in the Boro and the family lived in Dalkey, if memory serves me right.

Rocker, that is the same man.

Sinéad

Re: 11-11-11

PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:01 pm
by Strum
I believe this is a good site for memorial records.


http://imr.inflandersfields.be/search.html