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27 May 1918 : Private George Leonard Collins

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Father James still died in 1900. Mother Frances Sophia Collins (from Ireland) died in 1912. In 1966, I visited for the first time, the grave of my grandfather, George Leonard Collins, in Vailly-sur-Aisne British Cemetery, France. Image: Grave of Private George Leonard Collins 204071 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in Vailly-sur-Aisne Bri…


An Irish Soldier in the British Army

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Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: clarelibrary.ie ‘Claremen in the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers’. J Kidney is listed in the section ‘Clare men in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and where they came from’.   16th (Irish) Division and the Gas Attacks at Hulluch (Loos…


‘The Black & Tans and Anglo-Irish War’ by Richard Wilcox

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Richard Wilcox will be giving at talk on ‘The Black & Tans and Anglo-Irish War’ by Richard Wilcox IMAGE: A group of Black and Tans and Auxiliaries outside the London and North Western Hotel in Dublin following an attack by the IRA, April 1921


9 February 1917 : Pte Phinlo St. John Quirk

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Third son of Hugh Quirk (a master mariner and teacher of navigation) and his wife Anna (née Deadon) of The Hill, Armagh. The second of three boys, Richard, then Phinlo then Gerald.  Phinlo was educated at Rathgar National School, Dublin.   On leaving he was apprenticed as an Engineer at Harland & Wolff, Belfast. At the time of enlistme…


24 March 1917:  2nd Lieut. Richard Patrick Hemphill

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To parents Rev, Samuel and Flora (née Delap). The family lived at Townparks, Birr Urban, King’s County, Ireland.  Educated at Chesterfeild School and St Columba’s College, Rathfarnham, Dublin and Campbell College, Belfast. ‘Pat’ was a member of the OTC and a medical student a Trinity College, Dublin. He was an active member of the Student Vol…


Ep. 178 – Irish Recruitment in World War One – Dr Tim Bowman, Dr Michael Wheatley & Dr William Butler

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Dr Timothy Bowman, a Reader in modern British military history, University of Kent, Dr William Butler, the Head of Military Records, The National Archives, UK and Dr Michael Wheatley, an independent researcher who writes on early twentieth-century Irish politics, talk about their latest book, The Disparity of Sacrifice. This book examines the mi…


Ep. 197 - The 1918 German Revolution - Prof. Robert Gerwarth

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Historian Professor Robert Gerwarth, Professor of Modern History at University College Dublin and Director of the Centre for War Studies, talks about his recent book on the German 1918 Revolution.  Your browser does not support the audio element. …


Ep.209 - Irish Women during the Great War - Dr Fionnuala Walsh

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Dr Fionnuala Walsh, lecturer in Modern Irish History at University College Dublin, talks about her recent book Irish women during the Great War. This is published by CUP.