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Bronze Next of Kin Memorial Plaque

Bronze Next of Kin Memorial Plaque Bronze Next of Kin Memorial Plaque which was issued to the families of British Forces casualties during World War 1 (1914-18). This particular plaque was issued to the family of John O’Keefe. These objects became known as the Dead Man’s Penny, or Widow’s Penny. Around [...]

Bronze Next of Kin Memorial Plaque 2017-09-19T09:58:36+00:00

Shell from the Galway National Shell Factory

Shell from the Galway National Shell Factory The first artillery shell made in the Galway National Shell Factory in 1917. The factory, whose work force was mainly women, produced 18 pound shells for use in the Great War. The factory building, which later became the Irish Munitions Industries Ltd. still [...]

Shell from the Galway National Shell Factory 2017-09-19T09:44:12+00:00

William Fahy Discharge Papers

William Fahy's Discharge Papers Discharge papers for William Fahy who was a member of the Connaught Rangers, Regiment no. 7772 and who was involved in World War I. William was originally from the Turloughmore area of Galway. The papers state 'No. 7772 Private Wlliam Fahy, The Connaught Rangers, Served with honour and was [...]

William Fahy Discharge Papers 2017-11-01T11:32:40+00:00

Connaught Rangers Dress Helmet

Connaught Rangers Dress Helmet Connaught Rangers Dress Helmet which is an example of the type conventionally adopted by most regiments of the British Army from 1878. The design was heavily influenced by the pickelhaube helmet (from the German 'pickel' meaning 'point' and 'haube' meaning 'bonnet') worn by the Prussian army from [...]

Connaught Rangers Dress Helmet 2017-09-19T09:43:22+00:00