The Great War

With yesterday being Remembrance Sunday and tomorrow Armistice Day, people everywhere are remembering those who were killed and injured in the First World War and other terrible conflicts. Many Post Office employees, including Irishmen, joined the army: some chose to join particular regiments, some like young Mr. Lonergan, a Boy Messenger from Fethard, the Post Office Rifles, while others  served with famous Irish regiments like the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  The official circulars of the war years carry the weekly toll of those who died. Our image today is drawn from An Post’s archive and lists the names of some of those Post Office colleagues who died.

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Post Office Roll of Honour

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