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15 August 1917 : Pte Samuel Young

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He was the son of John (a brickmaker) and Elizabeth. At the 1891 they lived in Gold's Green, West Bromwich, though ten years later, when Samuel was 10, the family had moved to Tunbridge Wells. Another decade and in April 1901 Sam was visiting relatives, the Lloyd family, back in Gold's Green. Another decade and he is married with children - he h…


'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 …


Notable Leinsters of Birr

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ONLINE LECTURENotable Leinsters of Birr By Stephen Callaghan   Join Stephen Callaghan for a talk about noteworthy Leinster Regiment soldiers connected with their spiritual home of Birr. This midlands town was the regiments depot was from its creation in 1881 until its disbandment in 1922. While the town has produced many soldiers of note, inclu…