IRISH GREAT WAR SOCIETY

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Captain Brian Smith
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89 years old
About Me

I was born and brought up in Swansea, South Wales but now reside in Co. Cork.

My interest is in the Great war and the Second world war. My father and four uncles served in France during the Great war, my two brothers and an uncle served in the second world war. I myself lived through the second world war and served in the RAF from 1953 to 1956. My father was in the Welsh Regiment and was a signaller, One uncle was in the Cavalry and his saddle and equipment can be seen at my exhibit along with other items used by my family during the Great war. My two brothers were in the RAF during the second world war and served as Wireless operators / Air gunners in Beaufort Torpedo Bombers and Lancaster bombers, I was a Pilot during my time in the RAF. My collection is extensive and covers the period from the Zulu wars (Rorkes Drift) to 1956.  

 



The Drummie
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57 years old
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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

 



Tony Price
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bob dixon
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Interested in all things to do with the Great War. Always up for battlefield tours but always seem to get Iraq and Afghanistan instead of France and Belgium.

 

 



Shaun
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Retired from US Army.



lanyard
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Deb Canuck
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McGoogans & Harvey's from Co. Antrim & Co. Armagh.



edkeller
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35 years old
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Tim Heneghan
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I am an active member of the RDF with a keen interest in Military History.



francis
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Carol Hegarty
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Female
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Our family interest in the Great War has focussed on the role of the 7th Service Battalion - Leinster Regt where on 31/7/17, my partner's Great Granfather was killed whilst on a working party. He spent his short service life serving in the Ypres area and is buried in the Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery. Pte William Cahilll was a Westmeath man who enlisted in Mullingar and left a wife and a young fmily behind. Not an awful lot of information was passed down the family about this man but our research established the signifiant role played by all Irishmen in the Great War.

 

We love the website and this goes a long way to acknowledging the effort and sacrifices of Irishmen serving in all theatres of the war.



richie
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Male
70 years old
About Me

HELLO EVERYONE GREETINGS FROM WATERFORD CITY I AM CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS A TOUR GUIDE DOING BOTH WALKING TOURS AND MUSEUM TOURS FOR WATERFORD TREASURES MUSEUM. ALSO INVOLVED IN A HERITAGE AND ART GROUP CALLED FADO ,HOPE TO IN THE NEAR FUTURE DO A  PROJECT CONCERNING MY PARISH BALLYBRICKEN AND THE SMALL PART IT PLAYED IN THE GREAT WAR



Emer Fox
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Female
About Me

I am a song writer and I was drawn to this site as it so faithfully records and supports the experiences of Irish men who fought in World War 1. It is not a part of our history that I ever learned in school. But my husband told me about his Grandfather who fought at the Battle of the Somme and based on this, I have written a song called 'No man's army'. You can hear this song through the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4p5mRIfiTQ



Michael
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Steady the Buffs
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Retired. Ex pupil of Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover which incorporates the Royal Hibernian School, Dublin (amalgamated in 1923). Served in Canada, British Guiana, Denmark, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak, N. Ireland and West Germany with the Queen's Own Buffs and 2 Queen's. Thereafter with the Northern Ireland Office and Royal Mail.  Domiciled in Belfast.       Member of National Malaya & Borneo Veterans' Association and the Irish Regiments Historical Society.



Regemortels Leo
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Male
59 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.

 



MedMick
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jarom676
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Male
46 years old
About Me

I am the grandson of Thomas J. Hussey, Gnr, R.A. and R.G.A. who served during WW1. he was from Co. Westmeath, Ireland, and he served on the western front and in the middle east he marred late in life as did my Dad, that why at 35 i have a grandfather who was in World War one. I am proud of him and all the men who fought in the great War, Especially the irish who fought. I have his two war medals and they are among my proudest possessions.



Maurice John Malachy Egan
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I want to research more about my great uncle JAMES GERARD EGAN Lance Sergeant Irish Guards 1st Bn. Age: 21 Date of Death: 22/02/1915 Service No: 4161 II.D.3. Laid to rest at Pas de Calais Cuinchy Cemetery and the movements and action of his regiment. Details: James died age 21. Son of John and Margaret Egan of Elerton Loughrea Co. Galway Eire.