We had a well-balanced upbringing – a chip on both shoulders

Family Fortunes: We honoured those killed in the first World War – and in Croke Park

A hundred years ago this week my Dad (Pte Louis Nelson RDF) was no doubt jubilant, with his comrades in the trenches of Flanders, to learn the Great War was over. He had enlisted with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1915 and was assigned to the British Expeditionary Force posted to Flanders in spring 1918 to combat the German “spring offensive”. Dad most likely had to remain in Flanders for the after-war “clean-up”, as he was not demobilised until March 1919.

The following year,...
source: Irish Times

2018-11-09 02:44
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