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The Clare Great War Remembrance

Posted by Limerick Royal British Legion on November 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Amid a great storm members of the branch travelled to Ennis in Co Clare to attend a Remembrance Day Commemoration for Clare casualties of the Great War. This is only the 3rd such commemoration to be held in Co Clare sine the 1920's and is organised by a small local group composed of relatives of the fallen, clergy and local historians who honoured us with an invitation to parade our branch standard. Attendence was hampered by severe weather and the Piper was unable to make it because as an Electricity Board linesman he was required elsewhere in the county to restore power outages. Undaunted. Mr Peadar McNamara steered the proceedings without fault and a wreath was laid on behalf of the people of Clare by Cllr. Brian Meaney (Green Party). The keynote speaker was the distinguished Irish Army Officer Col. Micheal Shannon (rtd), a founding member of the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines and Director or the Irish Peace Institute. The Clare Remembrance Day Committee are doing a marvellous thing by their reestablishment of remembrance in Co Clare and plans for a prominent Memorial within the town are advanced. Well done to all involved (Photo credit: Caroline Duffy).

Members of Limerick Branch pose with keynote speaker Col. Micheal Shannon (front right) and the Irish Great War Society in uniforms of Irish Regiments of the Great War.

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3 Comments

Reply Patrick McGuane
5:58 PM on May 28, 2011 
I am interested in obtaining information as regards my grandfather Martin Earls of the Munster Fusieliers ,who lost his life at Gallipoli 1915. Any info would be greatly appreciated.How can I come about info on him as regards service record and place of internment .Thank you Patrick McGuane
Reply Limerick Royal British Legion
7:15 PM on May 28, 2011 
Thanks for the query Patrick - check your email for our response. We note your grandfather is missing from the CWGC Roll of Honour and we have submitted a report to the effect on your behalf. ( see http://www.infromthecold.org/report_missing_casualty.asp#)

Patrick McGuane says...
I am interested in obtaining information as regards my grandfather Martin Earls of the Munster Fusieliers ,who lost his life at Gallipoli 1915. Any info would be greatly appreciated.How can I come about info on him as regards service record and place of internment .Thank you Patrick McGuane
Reply William
3:01 PM on November 16, 2011 
Hi Friends. It's good to remember the Irishmen who gave their lives in the Service of Freedom, irrespective of Nationality or of Political viewpoint. Theirs was a world-apart from what the one we experience today. They did what they believed was right and we Honour them for this. "We Will Remember Them!"