Poppy Wreaths Are Laid

Poppy Wreaths Are Laid

I left to serve with happy heart, no thoughts of death or fear, I even smiled and thought to tease, my Mother’s silent tear.   “Don’t worry Mother, dry your eyes and wish me all your best. For Kaiser Bill will scamper quick, when Pals he tries to test....
Remembrance Day – 2015

Remembrance Day – 2015

A pub, a church and a war memorial. The constant three. As I drove through the smallest hamlet or village in the UK, I was greeted by this triumvirate of society. One is dedicated to the enjoyment of company. To celebrate the passing of the day, to quench thirsts. Its...
In Memory of Sgt James McManus

In Memory of Sgt James McManus

In memory of my Great, Great Uncle who died of wounds on the 14th July 1916.  Although I haven’t traced the exact circumstances yet, it is most likely he was wounded on the 1st of July as the 12th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles went over the top on the...