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Find out who died in the Great War

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 11:38am
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Find out who died in the Great War
Find out who died in the Great War

You can find out if anyone belonging to you died in the First World War at a free event in the Old Abbey Inn in Holycross on Friday, November 9th, from 7pm to 9pm.


Local man Tom Burnell has managed to secure, for one night only, the 'War Dead Databases'.' These are usually held in Camden Fort Meagher, a Coastal Artillery Fort overlooking Cork Harbour, which is focused on remembering our Irish Great War dead.


These databases are the biggest reference source available in the world, specifically on Irish men and women from the 26 counties who were killed or died in the Great War.
They were used to compile 31 books on the Great War, including the "26 County Casualties of The Great War," a 15-volume set which replaces 'Ireland's Memorial Records', bringing records into the 21st Century.


On the night you can get all the available information on an ancestor who was killed in the war from the 26 counties. It will include all the Allied Armies, Canadian, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, British, Australia, and Canadian, armies, navies, and air forces. It would also include the relevant merchant navies. Also on the night will be 26,000 photographs of serving personnel that have appeared in all the newspapers of the period in the 26 counties.


This is a free service, and has never been done before in this country.


If attendees choose to make a donation, Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre, Thurles, would welcome donations.

 

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