Wednesday 26 July 2017

Irish heroes honoured at ceremony

Korean Veteran Gerry Crozier, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment pictured at the wall of Rememberance at The WW1 Armistice Day Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Photo: Colm Mahady / Fennells
Korean Veteran Gerry Crozier, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment pictured at the wall of Rememberance at The WW1 Armistice Day Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Photo: Colm Mahady / Fennells
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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The memory of four Irishmen who received the highest award for bravery in World War One was honoured at an Armistice Day Commemoration in Dublin's Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday.

The four soldiers, who survived the war, are not buried in the cemetery but, as winners of the Victoria Cross on the Western Front in 1916, four stone plaques bearing their names were unveiled at the ceremony.

The unveilings occurred after wreaths were laid at the tall Cross of Sacrifice to honour almost 50,000 Irish men and women killed in the Great War.

The four heroes honoured were Frederick Edwards from Cobh, Co Cork; John Holland from Athy, Co Kildare; Thomas Hughes from Corravoo, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan; and Martin O'Meara from Terryglass, Lorrha, Co Tipperary.

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