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From Roscommon to Anzioicon for Recommended story

Francis Donnelly, a Roscommon man attached to the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, was awarded the...

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Returning to England from all but the earliest months of the war in Ireland, my Mother and I went to live...

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Eventually mother, my middle sister and l crossed to southern Ireland to take refuge with Uncle Frank and...

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Germans, he said, had been spotted, dropping by parachute into Knapton Woods and the members of the Local...

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David Devoto and his brother John came to Belvedere College, Dublin in September 1924. On Saturday 31 March...

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"Well for some reason you're off to Ireland to learn to drive a truck and then to the London...

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Our Families War

She received 1 shilling a bag, this would go on for days on end and I often did not go to bed...

Belvederians who died in The Second World War 1939-1945 (6)icon for Story with photo

Andrew Daniel Clinch Colonel, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Died 24 March 1942. Andrew is buried...

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In July 1941, John Hayes was appointed as a chaplain to the British Army, and was sent to England. The work...

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The eminent Belvederian surgeon Bob O'Connell, mentions in the 1935 Belvederian that, while on a...

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Kevin Teevan Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, Attached to the 6th Field Ambulance, Western Africa Medical...

Belvederians who died in The Second World War 1939-1945 (10)

Patrick Gerald Quinn Lance Corporal, 6th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Died 13 January 1943....

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Colm Nolan was the son of John James Nolan and Teresa Nolan. Colm Nolan's obituary in the Belvederian...

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Frank Stenson Commodore, Captain of a merchant navy ship Died December 1940. Frank Stenson was enrolled in...

Belvederians who died in The Second World War 1939-1945 (5)

A year later, when more substantial information was available, another obituary gives the true facts: that...

Springbourne Ladies Remember (Betty & Moira)

Betty lived in Swansea during the War. After the War, Betty moved to Birmingham to work in the BSA factory....

Father and Son in the War Togethericon for Story with photo

Luckily my dad survived the war but his dad was hit in the stomach by one of the guns on a ship...

The Evacee

The Evacuee Who Arrived From Lancashire In 1940 Peter Tiernan. So I was taken to Liverpool and handed over...

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Joseph Francis Patrick John McKenna Pilot Officer, 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Died 24...

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Matthew Donal Murrough Bergin Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps Died 15 September 1944. Captain Donal...

Evacuated to Ireland

My dad took us to Eire in August 1940 – being neutral Eire was taking in many children... During that...

An Irish Childhood

We were kept aware of events through daily newspapers and by listening to the one radio in the village... I...

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