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Reply iafc55
5:31 PM on March 13, 2016 
Hi Antoinette, thanks for getting in touch. Glad you like the piece about your Gt. Uncle. I choose the subject each month by a number of means but normally start by entering the date in question and the word Dublin in the CWGC search engine and see what comes up. In Thomas' case his entry on their website says' Son of John and Elizabeth Britton. Native of Dublin, Ireland' and I went with that. I saw on another website I use that his MC is still in the family and is currently (well in 2010) held by a Gt. Niece called Jane.

Regards

Ian Chambers
Reply Antoinette
1:52 AM on March 8, 2016 
Nice to read something about my relative Great Uncle Lft Thomas Henry Britton - his family were actually from Moy keel, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh but they then lived in Dublin, before moving to London.

I hope to get to Ireland from Australia sometime to visit the old family homes.

Regards Antoinette from Australia
Reply Caitriona Cosgrave
7:36 PM on May 20, 2015 
Hi Ian/ to whom it concerns,
I am emailing you regarding a photograph which I would like to use in a booklet for primary school children on 1916. I saw a copy of Frederick Dietrichsen on your webpage and wondered where you sourced it?

Any help would be much appreciated.
Reply DavidH
11:45 AM on October 21, 2014 
Hi Ian + all,
Congrats on an interesting website.
I am trying to trace my Grandfather, Albert James Keegan. He was born in Co Kilkenny 1888 and was living in Rathfarnham on 1911 cencus with his two sisters (possibly why he signed up -to get away from them!). I know he was in the Army Cyclist Corps (my brother has his cap badge) and from searching the interweb the best match from Medal Index Cards is ; Sergeant Albert J Keegan, Service No 8506, Army Cyclist Corps. Any suggestions as to where to look next would be very welcome.
I look forward to coming to one of your meetings next time I'm in Dublin -you may remember my brother Ronnie who has been along several times and put me on to you.
Regards,
David
PS, If you or anyone has an interest in the Second War, I can highly recommend www.irishbrigade.co.uk which covers North Africa and Italy campaign.
Reply Philip
5:59 PM on August 2, 2014 
Hi Ian, I've recently seen your posting on the Great War Forum regarding David Reck who was first cousin to my grandfather, David Murphy. I have the Irish Memorial records and a copy of his will, but if you have discovered any further information about him I would be very interested in it. David was only 21 when he died and his father Lawrence survived him, eventually settling in Killisk, Wexford with my grandfather's family. I look forward to hearing back from you in due course.

Many thanks and kind regards

Philip Crowley
Reply Ian Chambers
7:48 AM on March 26, 2014 
Hi, just seen your second post, send me his details.

Regards

Ian
Reply Ian Chambers
7:47 AM on March 26, 2014 
Ann says...
I have a copy of a Tribute paid by Marshal Foch (French) to the Irish soldiers who died in WW1 and wonder, if the Association would like a copy of this? If so, where should I email it too? I can't find any way of making contact.


Hi Ann

That would be great thank you. my email is [email protected]

Regards
Ian Chambers
Branch Chairman
Reply Ann
7:44 AM on March 26, 2014 
Me again, I would like to add my Great Uncle to your 'In memory' page please. How do I go about this?
Reply Ann
7:39 AM on March 26, 2014 
I have a copy of a Tribute paid by Marshal Foch (French) to the Irish soldiers who died in WW1 and wonder, if the Association would like a copy of this? If so, where should I email it too? I can't find any way of making contact.
Reply David John Eason
5:51 AM on February 19, 2014 
I am looking for information on Pte, Daniel Lawrence Gill, 11th [Prince Albert's Own] Hussars, can anyone help me please?
Thank you.
David