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Copied from Twitter for anyone who might be interested in the last of the Sherwood Foresters who died in Ireland in 1916

 

Killaloe-Ballina Local History Society

"Our May talk is delivered by Darren O’Connell. Who is going to tell us all he knows about John Charlesworth, a young British soldier who is buried in the graveyard at the Cathedral. The talk is on 19th of May at 7.30 pm. Just email us to register: killaloeballinalhs@gmail.com"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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museumtom

The full inquest, including other articles regarding the three soldiers involved can be found in the Nenagh News, in June1916.

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14 hours ago, museumtom said:

The full inquest, including other articles regarding the three soldiers involved can be found in the Nenagh News, in June1916.

Thanks Tom. I've seen a bit of info in the UK newspapers and the Notts Council website has some info

 

https://secure.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/RollOfHonour/People/Details/28439

 

Cliff Housley's book on the Sherwood Foresters has a small amount of info.

 

Looks like Darren posted in a GWF thread a while back in response to another Charlesworth in the Sherwood Foresters

 

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corisande

Thanks,

 

I looked at that and it was really interesting. The bridge at Killaloe has seen a thing or too over time

 

Darren O.Connell asked about the photo of John Charlesworth and where it might have come from - he found it on the grave recently

 

It looks to me that it came from someone in the family who has an Ancestry Tree  (only 600 on the tree) and who added the photo below in 2018 to their tree. If you are in contact with Darren, suggest that he tries that tree owner on the Ancestry messaging system

 

forester.jpg.1b7d59c37c9da86d0354db5ac20e3bdc.jpg

 

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thanks @corisande. I've messaged the tree owner and will see if I can get them in touch with Darren.  Will let the history group know as well.

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corisande

The Lakeside Hotel at Killaloe was the base for G Coy of the ADRIC

 

And the bridge was the scene of the murder of 4 Irsihmen by an RIC Patrol

 

It is interesting that the hotel is still there today

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Michael Pegum
21 hours ago, corisande said:

 

And the bridge was the scene of the murder of 4 Irsihmen by an RIC Patrol

 

The memorial on the bridge, with a transcription of the inscription, can be seen at irishwarmemorials.ie/Place-Detail?siteId=568.

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