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Irish World War 1 Returned Soldiers Website

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Topic: Irish World War 1 Returned Soldiers Website
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: Irish World War 1 Returned Soldiers Website
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 11:02
During the Gallipoli Association attendance at the "Back to Our Past" Exhibition in Dublin in October this year I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of this website/initiative. She is a lady with great enthusiasm and passion towards this initiative, and the responses so far to her website are very encouraging.
The following information is extracted from the homepage of the website.
The Returned Home World War I.
This is a project to remember the men and women who survived and returned home to the Island of Ireland following the Great War 1914 to 1918.
Our aim is to compile a comprehensive list of the men and women who enlisted and/or  volunteered in world war 1 and who survived and returned home to the Island of Ireland following the end of World War 1. This includes the Irish, British, American, Australian, Canadian and Colonial regiments, the Navy,  the Flying Air Corps, Medical,  Nursing, Veterinary, Chaplain and the Voluntary Aid Detachment. 
Request for service details.
We are seeking service details from members of the public who had relatives or who are aware of other persons who enlisted and who returned home to the Island of Ireland following World War 1. We are seeking as much as possible of the following details:-
Name,  Rank.  Unit details - Ship - Squadron - Regiment,  County and Date of Birth
Please do not send us any original material or documents as we will not be able to return them.  Please go to our details example page which gives you a sample of the service details we are seekng.  No other information is required or entered into our returned list.   You can email or post details to the address which is provided on our contact page.  
We would appreciate assistance where names can be found of those who returned from world war 1.  If you would consider sending them to us, we will be happy to add the names to the returned project.
Service of remembrance for the returned home
We are going to arrange a service of remembrance for those who returned home in early to mid 2013.  The service will take place in Dublin. We will announce details later in 2012.
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To protect our history, we must secure it's future.

Posted By: Lone Pine
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 17:34

Pleae correct me if I am wrong, it may be I have got mixed up, but when the Irish soliders returned home, did they not receive a heros welcome and were shuned.

Good for you and good luck with it all. Clap

Grandaughter of William Pritchard KIA Lone Pine
Lone Pine! Lone Pine!For those who come no more

No bugle call can wake them from their slumber:

Lone Pine! Lone Pine!

Posted By: Mal Murray
Date Posted: 09 Jan 2013 at 20:02

Irish history during the Great War period is to say the least confusing.

The men and women that went to war pre 1916 (Easter rising) were generally sent away to the war with parades and as heroes. Post the Easter rising and the executions things changed dramatically. By the time the Great War ended Ireland was gripped in what we call the war of independence. Many returning soldiers were shunned with some being killed by republican forces. Others joined the republican forces in fighting.

Strangely despite these feelings in the 1920's Ireland as a nation (per capita) donated more monies to the poppy appeals than any other nation. An remembranc Sunday in Dublin attracted thousands.

To protect our history, we must secure it's future.

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