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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:49 pm 
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"THEIR NAMES LIVETH FOREVER."

A talk by historian Tommy McClimonds will take place in Warrenpoint Orange Hall on Thursday 19th January 2012 at 8pm, everyone welcome.

Subject: The Somme and those members of LOL 27 and LOL 210, who fought and died during the Great War.

A picture slide show of last years visit to the Somme by members of LOL 210 will be shown by local photographer Denis Brady.

Refreshments will also be provided.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:28 pm 
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How interesting Hugh... Thank you for posting this.

I hope I will be able to be there.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Thanks Hugh, will put that in my diary/phone/organiser thing :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:16 pm 
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I also hope to see you all there, Brian you might have to remind me closer to the time... I know I will probabaly forget. It sounds very interesting. Thanks for posting Hugh..


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:22 am 
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Just a little reminder about this :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:15 pm 
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Duane and I were delighted we attended the two presentations this evening.

Denis Brady presented a slice of WW1/Somme in an engaging and light hearted way at appropriate times. It was informative and entertaining.

The second presentation and speaker Mr McGlimonds was superb, his research was thorough and it was delivered in a detailed but understandable way.

I certainly learned quite alot tonight.. We were only sorry we could not stay for the hospitality.

A big thank you to all who organized this evening.

Sincerely,

Deirdre & Duane Murphy.


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It was good indeed - It also reminded me that I still have not found the connection with Major Hugh McCalmont (featured in one if the slides) Hopefully we can get some more information on the other local people soon as well. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:20 pm 
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I really enjoyed the presentations, both were very informative and humourous in a way that kept you interested. Many thanks to the organisers and maybe we can have a follow up if we get any more local information.

:genius: :cheers2:


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Yes it was a great night delving into the 'Point's past, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and like yourself Deirdre I had to run at the end, so I didn't get the chance to partake of the hospitality on offer, maybe next time. >:d< >:d<

Mr. McClimonds mentioned a local chap named Private W. Stephenson, but he has drawn a blank about this man, well I think (?)I may have come across a reference to a Private W. Stevenson, (spelling differs), who served in the First World War, and who lived at Narrow Water, possibly he was empoyed as an estate worker by the Hall's.
As Mr. McClimonds said in the course of his talk, that spelling of names was not standardized back then, so I am going to email him with that information.
His research was fantastic. He built up a great picture of those men.

The problem for me now, is to find the article from the local paper where it came from. Anybody got a spare 6 months (or two) to help me sift throught the reams and reams of paper that I have collected over the past 10 years.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Good on you Hugh!


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I'll move this thread into the war section shortly as it might be useful.

Meanwhile, Billy McKinley sent me a photo if the memorial plaque from the hall

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Its slightly blurred but you should be able to make out the names.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:54 pm 
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A lovely plaque in honour of
those who died and served in
W.W.1.


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So many people fought and died in the first and second world wars - the greatest sacrifice being the civilian population. These men gave their lives for their country without question. It is fitting to remember them. Someone once said that the greatest cause of war is immature politicans and after that economics. Commerce between countries quite often continues even though a war is in progress. The Krupp organization of Germany supplied arms and munitions to all the european countries pre war and post war. During the second world war the allies used a shell patented by Krupp. When the war was over Krupp billed each country and was paid. (The Arms of Krupp by William Manchester) How many Generals and Politicans died in these wars?


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