New website

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As can be seen, the website has been completely redesigned, and new memorials are being added.

Comments and suggestions will be welcomed.

Michael Pegum

Posted on Thursday, 12 June 2014  |  By Michael Pegum  |  18 comments


Comment posted by Adrienne Downes on Friday, 1 August 2014
This is a super site and it's great to see that it' s been updated in time for WW1 centenary. Keep up the great work!

Comment posted by Werner Röhrs on Saturday, 29 November 2014
Dear Mr. Michael Pegum,

from the internet I found out that you are working on the Biography of Brigadier WA Sheil. He was killed on April 29, 1945 a mine and then buried in Reeßum (Resum) and later on the Empire Woodland Cemetery.
I (81 years) can still clearly remember the tomb in Reeßum. For our local chronicle, where I work, it would be very helpful if I had more information about Brigadier Sheil. Could you with further information, photos or references complement my work?

I would like now to thank you for the effort by looking into your documents and hope for an positive response.

My English is not always correct, please excuse me.

Yours sincerely

Werner Röhrs
Sottrumer Str. 36
27367 Reeßum

Comment posted by liz mcmanus on Tuesday, 17 March 2015
I'm looking for information on any monuments/memorials erected in Dublin for the centenary celebrations of the 1798 Rising. Were there any erected in 1898?
thank you, Liz

Comment posted by mariafitzgerald on Sunday, 26 April 2015
john crotty who is honoured on Newcastle wexford memorial is my maternal grandmothers brother her name mary pickup married herbet pickup

Comment posted by Patrick Fraser Johnson on Monday, 27 April 2015
My family has been seaching for years for the spot in Clonmel Ireland where this plaque was located. Michael Ahearne was my Great Uncle and if it is at all possible we would like to know a history of him.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Werner Roehrs.
I have replied to this message

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Liz McManus
The website does not record date of erection of memorials. The National Graves Association may be able to help.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Maria Fitzgerald. It is always encouraging to hear that someone has found a relative on the website.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Patrick Fraser Johnson. I have some information about Michael Ahearne. I will reply by e-mail.

Comment posted by Patricia Tardif on Monday, 11 May 2015
What a wonderful site and so helpful being able to go straight to the regiment being researched, in my case the North Irish Horse.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Monday, 11 May 2015
Hi, Patricia, I'm glad you find it useful. It's very encouraging to hear from users. Best wishes, Michael Pegum

Comment posted by Peter Dobbs on Thursday, 13 August 2015
I refer to the Wheeler Roll of Honour that is displayed at Rathmullan House Hotel in Co. Donegal. The list, inventory number 886 recorded by Michael Pegum on 23/5/2015 incorrectly states "George Wheeler B.E."
The B.E. should be V.C. George Campbell Wheeler was awarded the VC for an action in Mesopotamia on 23rd February 1917 when he and men of 2/9th Gurkas were tasked with crossing the river Tigris at Shumran bend and clearing Turkish forces from the opposite bank. I think this error is worthy of correction!

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Thursday, 13 August 2015
Wheeler Roll of Honour. The list for each memorial is a transcription of what actually appears on the memorial. In this case, the transcription is correct, as the Roll says 'George Wheeler, B.E.', and does not mention the V.C.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Friday, 14 August 2015
Peter Dobbs is quite right, in fact The initials after George Wheeler's name are V.C., not B.E. The pdf has been corrected.
I am grateful to Peter for pointing out this error.

Comment posted by Michael Daly on Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Excellent site - clear and precise - well done. I note the Lansdowne FC 1st WW memorial is not listed - it contains the names of over 40 club members who are known to have died in the Great War. Its inscription is brief, yet poignant: “They Played the Game”. The Memorial itself was unveiled on 27th October, 1923 when the Club founder and 1st President H.G.W. Dunlop formally opened the then new “Tea Pavilion” at the corner of the Lansdowne road main pitch. The tea rooms had originally been approved in April 1914, but construction was deferred when war broke out. I can provide some articles on Lansdowne's involvement in WW1 by myself and another member of Lansdowne, Ciaran O'Mara. The Club also has an exhibition of WW1 records and memorabilia on display in the clubhouse at present. Kind regards, Michael Daly

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Many thanks, Michael. I will arrange to see the memorial as soon as posible.

Comment posted by Kathleen Kennedy on Wednesday, 11 November 2015
I am trying to find out where my grandfather Peter Kennedy and his brother Thomas Kennedy (who my mother was told died in the 'Boer' War are from. We have no birth certificates of my grandfather or his brother. The only thing we know is that he said he was from Dublin, Ireland or very close to the city.
I have been trying to research on my own, but truly difficult. My father (Joseph Patrick Kennedy) was born in Chicago, 11-25-1927. He passed away in 1992. I am trying to learn about my grandfather from Ireland. My grandmother Mary Lydon was from Galway. Thank you for any help or input.

Kathleen Kennedy

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Thursday, 19 November 2015
The only T. Kennedy recorded as having died in the (2nd) Boer War of 1898 - 1902 was a Private in the Special Cape Police, who was killed in action on 7 March 1902. I will send an email with some advice.

Comment posted by Willie O'Brien on Monday, 4 January 2016
First visit to the site I was born in the Barracks or Glenview Square Tipperary Town. Never realised that their was so much history outside my front door

Comment posted by Mary McEvoy Flynn on Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Dear Mr Pegum, Wonderful to find my great uncle Cecil Gainfords name on the roll of honour, I will come and visit the Church when next I'm home in Ireland, many thanks, Mary (Scotland)

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Wednesday, 6 January 2016
It's always very encouraging when someone finds a relative onthe website. Note that the church is closed except during services. See for contact information, to arrange a visit.

Comment posted by Denise Courtney on Wednesday, 30 March 2016
It was lovely to find the information on the I.R.A. Memorial at Harold's Cross. I've always had a great interest in it as my grandfather, Joseph Courtney, was the sculptor who worked on the cross, but I've never been able to read the inscription in such detail until now! Thank You

Comment posted by Arthur on Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Hi there, I have a new updated picture of our Church war memorial for your site (to replace your existing pic), how should I send it to you?

Comment posted by Craig K on Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Hello Michael. Thank you for your efforts documenting the War Memorial in Donoughmore Old Cemetery. I believe John Lyons of the Dripsey Ambush executions was a cousin. Do you know where he may be interred? Many memorials in Cork honoring these men, places of burial more obscure. Best, Craigk

Comment posted by Pamela Campbell on Thursday, 7 July 2016
Great to see regimental reference to my grandfather Edward Pullin - thank you. How can I find out if there is an actual grave/gravestone to visit (Authuile cemetery) or just a plaque? Or obtain a photo of gravestone/plaque? Thank you again.

Comment posted by Pamela Campbell on Thursday, 7 July 2016
Thank you for the info on my maternal grandfather from Dublin. Pamela (Belfast)

Comment posted by Sandra Doyle on Tuesday, 9 August 2016
John Robinson was my great great uncle and I'm delighted to find this site and the location of the monument

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Tuesday, 6 December 2016
To Arthur: sorry about the delay in replying. See 'How to contribute'.

To Craig K. I am afraid I have no information about burials. The National Graves Association ( can probably help.

Comment posted by Kenneth Allen on Thursday, 16 February 2017
The Friends of the Somme (Mid Antrim) are visiting Virginia Church to place a Wreath on the WW1 Memorial Stone before going on to Cavan Museum. Is there anyone in Cavan who we could contact for any further information on the fallen. We are staing overnight at the Crover Hotel.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Thursday, 16 February 2017
The book 'The Roll of Honour. County Cavan's World War I Dead', published in 2012, simply gives the names on the Virginia war memorial, with no further information than that on the C.W.G.C. website. The County Manager of Cavan, at the Courthouse, Farnham Street, Cavan is the one most likely to help you find someone who knows more.

Comment posted by David Flynn on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Dear Sir
My Daugher has recently been selected in the adopt a Word War 1 Soldier project.
She has been given the name Patrick Flynn from Kilrossanty Dungarvan Co. Waterford.
Son of Alice Flynn.
I note that a Patrick Flynn appears on the Memorial Wall in Hungarian under the heading Kilrossanty. I/we presume that this is the Patrick Brown she has been allocated. However there are a few queries that I would be most grateful if you could assist us with. We have a short email composed with the query and I would be grateful if you could forward your email in order that I forward the query
Dave Flynn

Comment posted by BHW on Monday, 10 April 2017
obviously like your web-site but you need to check
the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very
bothersome to tell the reality however I will certainly come
again again.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Monday, 10 April 2017
I replied to David, who has been able to obtain the required information himself.

Comment posted by Michael Pegum on Monday, 10 April 2017
To BHW - I do not correct the spelling, punctuation or grammar in any of the posts by visitors to the site. If there are any errors in an information PDF for a memorial, please be specific.

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