IRISH GREAT WAR SOCIETY

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irishgreatwarsociety
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 Irish Great War Society 

The Society was formed in 1999 and at that, formed as part of the Great War Society in the United Kingdom. It was formed by like minded people, mainly from military backgrounds from both British and Irish armed forces.

Our members are from all over the island of Ireland and we regularly attend venues on both sides of the border, as well as in other parts of the U.K.



GO4
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My interest in the Great War is derrived from my family history research and the discovery that my paternal grandfather and two maternal cousins (brothers) were all killed in action in the 'war to end all wars'.   I spent nearly three years researching and writing a history of my grandfather's life and experiences on the western front, which led to a wider interest in that conflict.  

Have only been on one battlefield / CWGC  tour in France and Flanders but would like to one day follow in my grandfather's footsteps (not literally!!) by travelling the route he trod from Artois to Picardy and Pas de Calais.  

Joined the IGWS just to take photos and videos in April 2010, but have somehow become more involved... (much more involved!) and enjoying every single minute of it!! 

My main hobbies are genealogy, military history & photography.

 



irish guard
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56 years old

Molly
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31 years old
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Boyband
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30 years old
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Member of IGWS since 2004.



donnelly.k
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iafc55
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Originally from the UK, moved to Irish Republic in 2008 and live in Donabate.

Interest in the Great War stems from discovering that my Gt. Uncle was KIA at Passchendaele.

Main interest is in researching the men who fought, both from where I lived in the UK and now in the Donabate area.

Love visiting the battlefields, but so far have only done the Western Front.



Sean O'Reilly
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49 years old

Heather
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52 years old
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Archaeologist, PhD Candidate at Queen's University Belfast, currently researching the British Training Camps in Ireland from the First World War


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Research Community

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Researching First World War


Barrachaladh
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I collect militaria, mainly medals and cap badges and am a member of the Connaught Rangers Association.  I have served for 35 years in the Irish Reserve Defence Forces (Civil Defence & Military Police).  The ancestor I mention below served in the RFA.


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Have an interest in military history.

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My background is in education and I have an ancestor who fought in WW1.


terry simmons
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I'm a framer, mainly of militaria. I'm also a collector of cap badges.

I have a special interest in the Irish badges (its in the genes, gran'dad was a Murphy from the Republic!)

I have put together a display of Fusilier Regiments already and i want to expand this to include the Irish with some shamrock. I also have a good display of Britsh head gear under an acrylic cube.

If you would like to see any of these items, just email me and i''l attach some and return.



Athy212
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60 years old
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i am an amateur historian

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I have been intrested in the Great War since I was able to read, my grandfather had a collection of books on the war and I suppose i got interested through looking at the pictures in them. I try to get to France every year for July 1st and on 3 occasions I have laid wreathes at Lochmagar to remember the dead of Athy and South Kildarehe


Jimbo
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William Whelan
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58 years old

Ken Smollen
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Enamonkey
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David Rossi
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76 years old

wilfred wilkinson
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91 years old
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I am a retired Chartered Surveyor (FRICS) and served in the Royal Engineers for 23 arse

years ( Capt.QM) National Service and TAVR. My grandfather,7121 Pte. William Jones

served in the 1ST. Battalion Irish Guards from 1915 to 1917 whe he was killed at Sailly Salisiel . I have visited his grave.



pat twomey
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Interested in Cork and WW1. Have a particular interest in Irish soldiers who served in North Russia as my grandfather Pte Edward Gallagher was killed in action on 10/08/1919 in North Russia and is commemmorated on the Archangel Memorial in the Archangel Allied Cemetary. For more of the above see

http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/54102/ARCHANGEL%20MEMORIAL

 



Shaun
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Retired from US Army.


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