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100 years ago: William James Reid enlisted

On this day in 1915 William James Reid enlisted for the first time in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was born on May 26th, probably in 1866, in Shannonville, the son of James Reid and Nancy (née Crothers), who were both Irish. 151 more words


Leahy School (Lawrence, MA)

The Leahy School was built in 1921 and located at 100 Erving Avenue. It was named after Francis M. Leahy, a hero of World War I. 12 more words

Lawrence MA

Digging up the family skeletons Part 1

One great pleasure for me in writing comes from doing research into the time and place where my story is set. For example,  in my latest novel “Lost Souls” my primary male character, Jo Smith, is a veteran of WWI. 601 more words

Australian National Archives

RCPI Heritage Centre Lectures

Tuesday 13th the Royal College of Physicians Ireland will host a day of lectures focusing on World War I in the morning and afternoon.

From 16:30 – 17:10 will take place presentations of the Kirkpatrick History of Medicine Award Lectures and the reception and presentation of the award itself. 21 more words

History Of Medicine

All Quiet on the Western Front

Released:  1930

Cast:  Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy, William Bakewell

Oscar Wins:  Best Picture, Best Director (Lewis Milestone)

Oscar Nominations:  Best Writing (George Abbott, Maxwell Anderson, Del Andrews), Best Cinematography (Arthur Edeson) 1,303 more words

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Bohemians and world beaters: Ireland's international triumph

The split between the footballing associations of the FAI and the IFA has had many consequences for football on our island, many hours have been whiled away with “what if” scenarios with barflies imagining an Irish side of the 60’s featuring the likes of John Giles and George Best. 2,159 more words


100 years ago: Dan DeForge enlisted

On this day in 1915, Dan DeForge enlisted at Camp Hughes in Manitoba. He and his twin brother, Charles, were born in Deseronto on August 2nd, 1896, sons of Frederick DeForge and Margaret (née McMahon). 146 more words