1974 – President and Mrs Childers with Most Rev Alan Buchanan, Archbishop of Dublin, and Fr PJ Murphy. Alan Buchanan was a Church of Ireland cleric who served as a chaplain in Italy and in Operation Market Garden.
The Roll today reflects the loss of HMS Pathfinder, the first RN warship to be sunk by a locomotive torpedo from a German U boat; the service given by two WW1 nurses who died in the course of their duty, and two members of…
On this day 03/08/1914, Germany declares war on France. Hours later France reciprocates the declaration of war.
From the annals of 38 (Irish) Brigade in Italy 1944 – Sion Mills Sgt Major had his Sash when he met the Pope
12. Two of the NI Padres in Normandy – The Reverend James McMurray-Taylor served with the RUR (6th Airborne Division) and The Reverend James Douglas died serving with The Wiltshire Regiment
11. From Rifleman to RSM of RUR via Ranville, the Ardennes and Korea
Representing their comrades who died on this day