Flowers were placed at the war memorial in Limerick by Ger Canning of Limerick to remember 2076 L/Cpl Michael Canning 7th RMF and 204 Pte Thomas Noonan of ‘B’ Comapny 13th Bn A.I.F. Both men died at Gallipoli on 9th of August 1915.
‘We will remember them’
For those of you who have previously read Jean’s other ebooks, this also promises to be worth reading. Blood, Fire and Flood focuses on the 1st Battalion’s experiences at Gallipoli in 1915.
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Memorial to the Irish Infantry Regiments
National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, England
As part of the above memorial, it is proposed to set out a paved map of Ireland, surrounded by a grove of trees.
The paved map will be marked with the Regimental Depot of each of the Irish Infantry Regiments [ Tralee, in the case of the Munsters] . The depot locations will be illustrated by a stone plaque engraved with the Regiment’s badge or crest.
The project will cost in the region of £St 80,000 to realise and it is hoped that it can be completed by the summer of 2016.
To date, almost £St16,000 has been raised but an appeal is now being made to all the Regimental Associations and their members for contributions to the completion of this project.
The Royal Munster Fusiliers Association Committee has agreed to make a donation to the project and any member who wishes to make an individual donation should send it to our Treasurer,
Mr. Joe McNulty
1 College View Drive,
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden and untimely death of our past President Mr. John Whittaker. John served as Presidentfor a number of years and was widely respected among the members. The funeral details are as follows.
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the landing of the 6th & 7th Munsters at Suvla Bay on the 6th & 7th of August 1915 the President of the RMF association Mr Ollie Griffin laid a floral tribute at the War Memorial in Cork. Ollie’s father had been one of the Munsters who took part in the beach landing 100 years ago.
Ollie Griffin, President of the RMF Association
The tribute placed on the Memorial to mark the centenary of the Suvla Bay landing
Also to mark the centenary, Ronan McGreevy of the Irish Times has been in contact to say he has edited a version of ‘Twas Better to Die - The Irish Times and Gallipoli 1915-2015. This is now available on ebook and Kindle at
Ronan has published many items in the Irish Times relating to the Munsters and was also present at Rue de Bois for the centenary in May of this year.