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The Execution of the 'Iron Twelve'


The early weeks of the First World War saw the Germans advancing across most of Belgium and large parts of northern France, although these mobile conditions were not to last as static trench warfare started to be the norm by the middle of September. During these first weeks of 'open warfare' the Allies were generally in full retreat and this led to…

21 April 1918 : Pte Joseph Underwood


Parents, Mathew and Elizabeth Underwood (née Gordon), Belford House, Blackrath, Co. Kildare.  In 1911, living with his parents and seven siblings (5 brothers, 2 sisters)  A bricklayer.  Enlisted in the Royal Munster Fusiliers, 23 November 1915 Transferred to the Machine Gun Corps 16 July 1916 Served in France and took part in fighting on the S…