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Monday 15 October 2018

Illustrated lecture on Togher Men lost at sea in 1914-18 War

HMS Cressy on which Chief Petty Officer Joseph Reynolds from Togher was lost at sea.
HMS Cressy on which Chief Petty Officer Joseph Reynolds from Togher was lost at sea.

Annagassan & District Historical Society's next lecture is on Wednesday November 15 at 8pm in the Loft History Hall (Over Slan's) in Annagassan.

This illustrated lecture is entitled 'Lost at Sea, Togher Men in the 1914-18 War'.

On September 22nd 1914 and just seven weeks into the war, Chief Petty Officer Joseph Reynolds, a native of Clonmore in Togher, was killed when the HMS Cressy was sunk by a German U-Boat. He was the first of at least six local men who lost their lives in naval engagements like the battle of Jutland and the Dardenelles in WWI. The Society's speaker Bryan Rogers will detail their stories.

This lecture will be followed by a screening of the documentary film 'The Live Bait Squadron', which details the sinking of three cruisers - the HMS Cressy, Aboukir and Hogue on the same day by a single German submarine.

Places are limited so please come early. Entrance fee is €5 and includes tea/coffee (and Tommy's famous cupcakes) afterwards. Members will have the opportunity to renew their membership for 2018 on the night and new members are always welcome.

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