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    Tandragee Man

    In Memory of
    Private J IRWIN

    203207, 14th Bn. (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry Bn.), Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
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    on 02 September 1918

    Remembered with honour
    PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

    Commemorated in perpetuity by
    the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


    Pat, I came across this man in a book published about Tandragee,members of the village and area who had served in HM Forces , he was born in Laurelvale which is near Tandragee Co Armagh.
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    in a letter home from France,Dear Mother asking about those at home, and about how his knees were cold,they wore the kilt. do,nt send food,send "Woodbines" would be more welcome.....

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    Tandragee Remembers By Richard Newell

    A book about Tandragee, how it was founded,from 1600 to present day,its military history, very interesting book, it cannot be bought as Grant Funded, however every child at the local school received a copy, to preserve the history before it is forgotten. I think that Richard has done a marvelous job in putting this book together.

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    Joe, Well done whoever thought of giving each child a free book, all schoolchildren should be made to study history, so that they can remember and understand the sacrifices that were made to give them the freedom that they enjoy today

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    Re: Tandragee Man

    Originally Posted By: ARMAGH

    in a letter home from France,Dear Mother asking about those at home, and about how his knees were cold,they wore the kilt. do,nt send food,send "Woodbines" would be more welcome.....



    Sorry guys, hit the wrong button.

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    looks ok to me, joe, aye al, but the trouble is it is usually english history they get,
    nellie

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    Thanks Joe for the info and pic from the book re Pte 203207 J Irwin of the 14th Bn BW :

    Soldiers died in the Great War records :

    Pte 203207 JOSEPH IRWIN , 14th (Fife & Forfar Yeo ) Bn Black Watch

    born GLASGOW LANARKSHIRE

    enlisted Glasgow

    Killed in action 2 Sept 1918 ( Theatre of War being France and Flanders )

    He is recorded in the History of the BW in the Great War ( Vol 3 New Armies )

    Appendix 1V under Casualties : (page 338)

    Irwin J , Pte 203207 Kia 2 Sept 1918

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    The Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour : Black Watch and my copy of the roll lists Pte J Irwin on page 136 as being

    IRWIN ; Joseph , B Glasgow , 203207, Pte , kia F & F 2 Sept 1918 . 14th Bn (BW )

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    Originally Posted By: nellielooks ok to me, joe, aye al, but the trouble is it is usually english history they get,
    nellie

    Yes Nellie that is true here in NI and in the south of Ireland as well, however things seem to be changing,not before time.

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    Aye Nellie , your right I had to learn English History at the Arbroath High School and even had to learn "Jerusalem " the poetry about ENGLAND'S PLEASANT ... and I refused to learn it so got the STRAP for not learning it in SCOTLAND ! The rule of London even in these "old days " of the 1900's ..............

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