Two Midleton historians plan to attend the town’s WWI Memorial Wall next Saturday to answer the public’s queries and to share their knowledge of the names of local –and some perhaps not quite not so local- victims of the conflict, next Saturday, August 24th, writes Christy Parker.
Eugene Power and Paul Busteed are also inviting people to bring along photos, letters, documentation and other memorabilia they may have of family members who participated in the 1914-18 war. The men say those contributions can help them to help them complete an information guide they are close to finalising on those who died.
An Irish army sergeant, Eugene has spent 40 years researching and documenting records of the war and has an in depth knowledge of local connection to the event.
Paul is a Irish Navy communications veteran of 27 years’ service. He holds a diploma in genealogy with first class honours from UCC, long with a certificate in local and regional studies acquired with similar honours. He further holds Multimedia FETEC 5 standard at St. Colman’s Community College, Midleton.
The €30,000 wall which was semi-funded by Cork County Council, was officially unveiled by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in 2016. It contains 200 names of slain soldiers, allegedly linked to the region.
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