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15 August 1917 : Pte Samuel Young, 7th Bn. Prince of Wales’ Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians)

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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 1917 he died of his wounds in hospital at Étaples. He is buried …


'The Men of Wicklow Parish in The Great War' by John Goodman

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In 1916 The Wicklow Newsletter published a roll of honour of the 58 men from Wicklow (CoI) Parish that were serving, or had served, up to that point.  This talk will look at these men and explore their stories and what became of them from The Western Front to The Balkans, the war at sea and in east Africa and beyond.  Their experiences highlight…


Trench Warfare in the Fourteen Acres at Birr Barracks by Stephen Callaghan

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During the Great War, mock trenches were constructed in the military training ground associated with Birr Barracks; the Fourteen Acres. During August 2018, these trenches were excavated as part of a week long community dig. This talk will focus on the context of the trenches and findngs from the excavation. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Stephen Callaghan is …