All Blog Posts Tagged 'Victoria' (3)

He May Be the Most Famous / Infamous Irish Soldier You've Probably Never Known About

It was not uncommon for Queen Victoria’s soldiers to be Irishmen or to have Irish connections, but few of them had a career such as that of Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts,…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on December 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

World War Veteran - Victoria Cross and name changes

This week, I finished an index for all the names on all the stones in Rathdowney, Laois(Queen's Co) and I head of into town to go to the graveyard to begin checking the 1300 or so names and with my new magic torch hopefully be be able to read the bits I had a problem with.

As I get into the town, I wonder to myself if an acquaintance of mine who is also director f a funeral home would be interested in the index so I call to ask him.  "Ah Jane", ses he......"I have an index.  I keep…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on June 6, 2014 at 2:05pm — No Comments

This Week in Irish History - April 6 - April 12

High bridge of the South Side Railroad across the Appomattox. Capture of this bridge allowed Union troops to catch up to Lee at Farmville

LUAIN --…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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