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    Found this gravestone in Templemichael Graveyard outside Youghal, its on Ballynatray estate. I came accross it a few years ago and it had been cleaned up and had a poppy wreath laid on the grave. Its gotten a bit shabby again in the last few years.

    I wonder how a Londoner who had obviously been in the great war came to be buried here.




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    Quote Originally Posted by backsturd View Post
    I wonder how a Londoner who had obviously been in the great war came to be buried here
    It's not obvious. I searched for his medal card and there wasn't one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backsturd View Post
    I wonder how a Londoner who had obviously been in the great war came to be buried here.
    The Buffs 1st Bn, was stationed in the area during the War of Independence. But it's also possible he was a local man, the address is that of his wife at the time that the CWGC was compiling its records.

    There's a family tomb on the other side of that cemetery that commemorates WW2 casualties. Burma I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    The Buffs 1st Bn, was stationed in the area during the War of Independence. But it's also possible he was a local man, the address is that of his wife at the time that the CWGC was compiling its records.

    There's a family tomb on the other side of that cemetery that commemorates WW2 casualties. Burma I think.
    Yes that's probably one of the Holroyd-Smyths or the Ponsonbys, they owned Ballynatray estate which Tempemichael Church and cemetery was a part of. No doubt they would have served with the British Army back through the years.

    http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history...oyd_smyth.html

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    today is the 87th anniversary of my great uncles death, rip Gus
    Another year passes by, rip Gus

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    No photo. but came across a plaque at the entrance to the church in the Royal Hospital
    Kilmainham to the Officers and Men of the "Heavy Camel Corps' Sudan"

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    An interesting find in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Clonmel.

    Cathleen Fitzgerald Lost at Sea 12th February 1944

    When I looked up the CWGC Debt of Honour database I found Catherine Mary Fitzgerald, daughter of Richard and Ann Fitzgerald, of Douglas, Co. Cork. Cathleen was a Nursing Sister in Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service, service number 274636. She died aged 30 and is officially commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial in Surrey.

    The memorial commemorates 3,500 men and women of the land forces of the Commonwealth who died during the Second World War and have no known grave. The circumstances of their death being such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the local campaign memorials. For example soldiers who died in Norway in 1940, in raids on Nazi-occupied Europe. Included are people who died at sea, in hospital ships and troop transports, in waters not associated with the major campaigns. Cathleen Fitzgerald is one of these.

    Cathleen was one of a group of nurses on a troop convoy sailing from Mombasa, Kenya to Colombo, Ceylon-modern day Sri Lanka. The convoy, code-named KR-8, sailed on 6th Feb 1944 and consisted of five troop ships- the Khedive Ismail, City of Paris, Varsova, Ekma and Ellenga. The convoy was escorted by a heavy cruiser HMS Hawkins and 2 destroyers- HMS Petard and Paladin. Cathleen was aboard the Khedive Ismail along with over 1500 others including 996 men of the 301st Field Regt, East African Artillery, 178 ship’s crew, 270 Royal Navy personnel, 56 members of the QAIMNS, 19 Wrens and 9 members of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.

    Early in the afternoon of Feb 12th, as the convoy sailed through the One and a Half Degree Channel south west of the Maldives, the convoy was attacked by a Japanese submarine, the I-27, commanded by Lt-Cdr Toshiaki Fukumura. He fired two torpedos at the Khedive Ismail, sinking the ship in two minutes. Immediately after firing his torpedos, the I-27 dived beneath the survivors swimming in the water. The two British destroyers raced in to attack the submarine with Paladin lowering boats to pick up survivors. Petard fired depth charges into the water. On her third run the Petard forced the submarine to the surface where she was rammed by Paladin and sunk by a torpedo from Petard . Of the 100 crew aboard the submarine only one survived.

    The fate of the personnel onboard the Khedive Ismail was equally grim. 1,220 men and 77 women died in the sinking and quite probably as a result of the subsequent battle. It was the third worst allied maritime disaster of WW2 and the worst loss of Commonwealth female service personnel. Amongst the dead was Nursing Sister Cathleen Fitzgerald.

    Other Irish Nurses who died

    Sister Gertrude Dervan, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
    Sister Beatrice Dowling, Belfast
    Sister Mary Farrelly, Oldcastle, Co. Meath
    Sister Maggie Kells, Milltown, Co. Cavan
    Sister Winifred Kells, Milltown, Co. Cavan
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    Fascinating history GH. THanks for the effort in posting

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    Mayo Peace Park and Garden of Remembrance, opened Oct 2008 in Castlebar, remembers all Mayo's war dead regardless who they fought for. The main wall lists the known Great War dead, smaller walls and benches about the park list or remember those who fought in other wars, some are dedicated to individual armies/regiments/UN service/etc and some to individuals. Its well worth a visit.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    I am told he was a keen sportsman, and like the rest of the family, Kept Greyhounds for coursing, and the base of the monument is guarded by four stone Greyhounds.......

    There is no window here. Some say the monument is incomplete.
    Found this today when cleaning out a drawer. It's from the Nationalist sometime in 1996 and I thought it would be of interest to Goldie in particular.


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    The orator has his facts wrong. Liam was not killed while retreating. He was shot while retreating and died of his wounds in Clonmel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldie fish View Post
    The orator has his facts wrong. Liam was not killed while retreating. He was shot while retreating and died of his wounds in Clonmel.
    A republican would never let the facts get in the way of a decent propaganda piece.

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    A pic of the memorial in Masum Ghar for WO Gaétan Roberge:



    Gaétan was a member of the Royal 22e Régiment, but was posted as RSS with the 2nd Battalion, Irish Regiment of Canada.

    He was killed in action on dec 27th 2008 in Afghanistan.
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    Grave of 1673 Pte John Darmody, 26th Bn, AIF
    Darmody is buried in Powerstown Churchyard, Co. Tipperary. He was born in Queensland, Australia and joined the army on May 20th 1915. He was wounded in action in France on 5th August 1916, suffering shrapnel wounds to the shoulder and leg. On that date his battalion was fighting in Pozieres on the Somme and fought off a German attack in the early morning. He was transferred toa militray hospital in England where he died on August 25th. His body was handed over to family in Powerstown for interment, which took place on 28th August 1916.


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    Memorial to Gda Henry Phelan on the wall of Mullinahone Garda Station, Co. Tipperary.


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    US Veterans buried/commemorated in Callan Cemetery, Co. Kilkenny




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    Spent a nice 2 hours last Monday going around St Patrick's Cathedral

    full of old regimental flags and memorials. a fantastic time capsule of our

    proud military history. Highly recommend it. and worth the 5.50euro entry fee.

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    IRA Memorial- Callan, Co. Kilkenny








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    The Bragan Co Monaghan

    The Bragan is an area the Army us for training and thats how I came across this cross.



    The inscription says:

    To the memory of the priest who was shot here while celebrating Holy Mass on Christmas Day about the year 1754.
    Tradition assigns the name of Father McKenna to this martyr of the Penal Days. Erected September 1938.
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    A memorial to Frnk Lawlor, assassinated in December 1922 during the Civil War.
    Article on subject here http://www.theirishstory.com/2010/05...ish-civil-war/

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    Only the dead have seen the end of war - Plato

    "Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory" Proverbs 11-14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groundhog View Post
    Glanthane Memorial









    Glanthane is about 5miles west of Mallow.
    The correct spelling is Glantane.
    Waters and Kiely were killed in the Nadd Ambush.
    William O Connell was killed during an attack on a British armoured car at Phibsboro Dublin

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