Monday 19 February 2018

Bellewstown soldiers honoured at memorial service

Memorial Service for WW1
Memorial Service for WW1
Phil Gradwell places a cross in memory of his grandfather at the Memorial Service for WW1

Hubert Murphy

THIRTY-FIVE soldiers from the Bellewstown area were recalled at a memorial ceremony on Monday morning at the cenotaph on Mary Street.

They all fought in WWI, with eight of them never returning.

Members of the soldiers' families and neighbours gathered for the event and laid small crosses in front of the memorial to recall their loved ones.

Drogheda Brass Band and St Peter's Male Voice Choir attended on the day.

Bellewstown Heritage Group organised the day as part of the launch of their latest publication 'Bellewstown's Forgotten Heroes' based on the stories of the men concerned.

The day also recalled a young German civilian held captive as an internee in Co. Meath for the duration of the war and whose grand-children today live in Bellewstown.

Drogheda Independent

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