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.



irish guard
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Male
57 years old

GO4
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Male
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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.

 



Boyband
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Male
30 years old
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Member of IGWS since 2004.



moll
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Female
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Molly
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Female
32 years old
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Angus Murray
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Ollydot
Limited Member
Female
68 years old
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I became very interested in the Great War whilst investigating my family history


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For more infromation about the war

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My great grandfather died during the war he had been awarded the DCM in 1917


Barrachaladh
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Male
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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.


Jimbo
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mmb
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Richard O'Neill
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Male
32 years old

Heather
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Female
53 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


Shaun
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Male
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Retired from US Army.



Michael
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Regemortels Leo
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Male
58 years old
About Me

My name is Regemortels Leo and I am a Belgian Reanactor.

My main interest is the Irish Guards .

I have been given the privilige and honour to join the Irish Guards Association.

Why the Irish Guards?

Because my late uncle lies buried in New-Market on Fergus ;Co Claire.

His sister had married an Irishman by the name of McMahon in 1919.

There for I chose to portray an soldier of Irish origine.

 



Paudie McGrath
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Rosco
Limited Member
Male
44 years old
About Me

A Military History fanatic and regular visitor to the battlefields of the WWII & WWII. Interested in supporting and keeping the memory of all Irish men who fought and fell in the two world wars and other conflicts round the world. I enjoy collecting Military medals and awards and researching the stories behind these and also other military related items.  Born in Dublin, Brought up in Clare, and now living in Cork and working in Insurance Industry.  Love history and being involved in any events  that bring this passion to other.



Howard
Limited Member
Male
61 years old
About Me

I live in Manchester. Been involved in re-enactment / living histories since 1975. I've been reenacting with the Sealed Knot,, American Eagle Society, The Russians, and WW1 primarily The Manchesters. Have met with several members of the IGWS over the years on their sorties over here.



Crawf
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Male
75 years old
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