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New C.W.G.C. headstones in Dublin


Michael Pegum
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At a ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery today, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission announced that it will provide headstones for over 200 war graves in the cemetery. Up to now, the graves were mostly unmarked, the names being recorded on a monument in the cemetery (see Glasnevin Cemetery).

The ceremony was attended by Alan Meale, MP, Commissioner for the C.W.G.C., Martin Mansergh, TD (member of Irish Parliament, the Dáil), Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, John Green, Chairman of the Glasnevin Trust and Alan Staunton, from the British Embassy.

The graves have not been marked up to now for perceived political reasons, although there are many standard C.W.G.C. headstones in cemeteries throughout the Irish Republic. Four new headstones were unveiled today:

Martin Carr, 3rd Btn. Connaught Rangers; died 04/04/16

Thomas Goff, 4th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers; died 03/11/18

Michael Leo Connolly, 4th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers; die 23/02/19

Michael Kavanagh, Royal Artillery; died 28/07/42.

In the front row of this photo are Martin Mansergh, TD, Major General David O'Morchoe, President of the Royal British Legion in Ireland and Alan Meale, MP. Behind them are Alan Staunton and John Green.

It shows how things have changed, that it is considered appropriate to honour the Irishmen, all volunteers, who died in the world wars.

Michael

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I am glad to say that we are moving forward.

Regards.

Tom in Tipp.

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It is excellent, i agree.

Good to see Alan Meale MP Commissioner of the CWGC present.

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Mid-Antrim friends of the Somme are involved in a project with Liam and Conor Dodd to provide a gravestone for Woodall VC (Rifle Brigade). Ceremony due for 2nd January in Dublin ... further evidence of superb progress.

Des

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Thats certainly wonderful to see ! :) I think this is one case of it's never too late ......

Thank you Michael for the photo - and the explanation

Martin Carr, 3rd Btn. Connaught Rangers; died 04/04/16

Thomas Goff, 4th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers; died 03/11/18

Michael Leo Connolly, 4th Btn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers; die 23/02/19

Michael Kavanagh, Royal Artillery; died 28/07/42.

Bless their souls ! :poppy:

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