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15 August 1917 Pte Samuel Young died on this day

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At the outbreak of war he was living in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He enlisted into the Sussex Regiment (as 11948) at Tunbridge Wells in the spring of 1916 He transferred to the Leinsters upon embarking on active service. He saw action during the Battle of Messines in June 1917. Pte. Young was wounded in action during Third Ypres. On 15th August 1…


Willie Redmond and the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Battle of Messines

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June 7th 2017 was the centenary of the Battle of Messines, a battle in which the Catholic and Nationalist 16th(Irish) Division fought side by side with the Protestant and Unionist 36th (Ulster) Division. In view of this Irish involvement, a joint Ireland – United Kingdom commemoration was held at the Irish Peace Park in Messines. As the great-gran…


Who was Ronald Johnson ?

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Prologue With the Glazer family take-over of Manchester United Football Club between 2003 and 2005 a group of Manchester United supporters, who were disillusioned at the way that ‘modern' football was being run (and organised in general), decided to form their own, totally democratic, supporter-owned, breakaway club. After much discussion, this ne…


109: July 2017 Paschendaele Remembered

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