August 16 – 1917, the second worst day of the war for Irish Divisions. Roll of Honour

“In Flanders Fields”, the organisation that runs the Cloth Hall Museum in Ypres has determined that on this day 1,198 men from the two Irish divisions died – 595 from the 16th and 603 from the 36th making it the worst day for Ireland in the war with the exception of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Fr. Willie Doyle died doing his duties. Two RAF men from Co Antrim are the VJ focus.


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