Please join and help bring their names home, we cannot bring their bodies home however we can bring their names home. Background: As the Galway First World War Company Ltd commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the end of World War 1, on November the 11th 2021 by launching their Virtual Memorial, ...
Please join and help bring their names home, we cannot bring their bodies home however we can bring their names home. Background: As the Galway First World War Company Ltd commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the end of World War 1, on November the 11th 2021 by launching their Virtual Memorial, Database and Website at Dún Ui Mhaoilíosa (Renmore), Galway, Rep of Ireland. Directors: James Larkin, Dolores Brogan-Curran and Declan Ganley.
“We owe to remember” and honor the men and women from Galway City and County who died in this war as many died in different battlefields or / and at sea. Many of the names are engraved on monuments in France, Canada, Belgium, and other countries, research is still ongoing, and more names will be listed. The goal of the Galway Great War Memorial Company is to eventually develop and enrich the current website and have a physical monument in Galway like other cities and towns in Ireland. Some Numbers and Facts 1,204 names for Galway. From Galway, 19 sets of brothers were killed, a father and son were killed as well as 3 priests. Youngest soldier casualty was 15, oldest was 67. Enlistment from the Claddagh had risen to more than 250 in April 1915 and men from the Claddagh described as ‘some of the finest and hardiest men in the Kingdom’. By the end of WW1 in 1918, Galway was ranked as third best source of recruits in Ireland in Renmore Barracks where Connaught Rangers used as their administrative base. Some locations where many were buried: France, Belgium, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Iran, U.S.A. Canada, Malta, Mesopotamia, Turkey. Nearly 65 million men fought during WW1, 10 million died.
Galway First World War Virtual Memorial and Database For The Galway First World War Virtual Memorial Fund
Words of support
While my father was not from Galway, he joined at 17 the Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was injured in the Somme and never talked about it - but still managed to father 6 children. To all the fallen heros
Great work Jim keep up the good work
About the Cause
The Galway First World War Virtual Memorial Fund
The Galway First World War Memorial Company was set up in 2020 by Directors: James Larkin, Dolores Brogan-Curran and Declan Ganley.
It is the aim of the Galway Great War Memorial Committee to build a memorial in Galway listing the name of every man and woman from Galway who died in the Great War, 1914 – 1918.
We intend to follow the example of other Irish towns and cities such as Kilkenny city, Castlebar in Co. Mayo and Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. Ennis Co’ Clare, Limerick, Cork, D