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Stephen McCauley

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Remembrance

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. In honour of this, there are free events across the country, online activities and special broadcasts.

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War medals awarded to James Moore.

JAMES MOORE

Two brothers from County Donegal, James and Charles Moore, volunteered to fight even though they were considered too old to do so.

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Graves of unknown soldiers of the Great War

LANCE CORPORAL THOMAS DIVER

Lance Corporal, Thomas Diver, received the Military Medal for gallantry.

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Graves of unknown soldiers of the Great War

EVENTS IN THE NORTH WEST

There were several remembrance events in the North West and further afield.

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James Coyle

FLASHBACKS OF THE WAR

James Coyle, a talented musician, was sent to France in 1915. He survived the war, but his life was blighted by severe flashbacks.

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Window erected in memory of members of the Warke family

FAMILY DEVASTATED BY WAR

One Derry family's sacrifice was commemorated in a window erected at St Columb's Cathedral.

Statue of Sir Edward Carson

LETTER FROM SIR EDWARD CARSON

Sir Edward Carson writes a letter to mother of six sons, Elizabeth McGahey. All six brothers joined the army.

British soldiers at the Easter Rising, Dublin 1916

CHARLES LOVE

Lieutenant Charles Love survived WW1 but lost his life during the Easter Rising in 1916.

Poppy

PATRICK GERARD CURRAN

Twenty-two-year-old Sergeant Patrick Gerrard Curran died from the effects of gas poisoning at Loos, France, on April 29, 1916.

War Memorial, The Diamond, Derry

HMS GOLIATH

Seaman Gunner Dennis, who was one of 570 men who lost their lives when the battleship, HMS Goliath sank after being struck by torpedoes.

French war grave.

JAMES HAMILTON

A brilliant student and teacher dies during battle in a Belgian town.

British soldiers

JAMES McGAHEY

Private James McGahey died from injuries recieved during the Battle of the Somme.

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 Listen DANIEL AND ALBERT

Paul O'Hea, head teacher of Nazareth House, told Deirdre Donnelly the story of his two uncles - both of whom lost their lives in World War One.

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WORLD WAR I FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

 Listen UNITED IN REMEMBRANCE

It was back in November 2005 when, for the first time, the Irish tricolour flew alongside the Union flag at the cenotaph in Derry. Our reporter Cathy Harris was there.

 

 

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