Sunday 28 December 2014

Photo appeal for visual WW1 memorial

Sarah MacDonald

Published 05/08/2014 | 02:30

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King Philippe of Belgium is greeted by a young girl at a WW1 100 Years Commomoration Ceremony at Le Memorial Interallie on August 4, 2014 in Liege, Belgium
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A girl holds a white balloon next to Belgium's King Philippe during a ceremony at the Cointe Inter-allied Memorial, Liege, Belgium, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.
King Philippe of Belgium and Queen Mathilde of Belgium welcoming President of Ireland Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at the Saint-Laurent Military Quarters before ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

A BISHOP has appealed to the public to send him photos of relatives who were among the First World War's fallen and veterans for a special new memorial.

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross Paul Colton intends using the images to create a televisual memorial which will be located within St Fin Barre's at the Cork Cathedral's War Memorial which is known as 'The Heroes' Column'.

"We want to create a visual memorial through old photographs and put faces on the human cost of war, on the names etched in stone, memories and hearts," the Church of Ireland bishop said.

He told the Irish Independent that "the primary focus of the commemoration is to inspire people to work for peace, reconciliation and justice in our world today."

"We want it to focus on remembering as many of the casualties of war as we can," he said. The bishop said they want photos of people connected with Cork in the past, or connected with Cork today through immigration so that all sides are represented.

Those who can scan family photos are asked to email them to the project. However, those who don't have the technology can turn up at the cathedral on November 8 as dedicated scanning stations will be there to help them.

To get further details the project, you can email: CorkWorldWar1@gmail.com

Irish Independent

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