World War 1….The Listowel Connection
(From last week’s Kerry’s Eye)
The extraordinary fact in this report is that Clieveragh, Listowel held the record for recruiting in all of Ireland and Britain. 26 out of a population of 92, including women and children, were in the forces.
Thanks to “John Granville” on Boards.ie for compiling this list of local people who played a part in WW1. I posted it here before but it is timely that we remember them again.
BARRY. JOHN. Rank: Private.
Regiment or Service: Irish Guards. Unit: 2nd Battalion.
Age at death: 22.
Date of Death: 17-March-1917. Service No: 7579.
information: Son of Bridget Barry, of Knockanune, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry.
Grave or Memorial Reference: V. H. 6. Born in Listowel, County Kerry.
Listowel, County Kerry. Killed in Action. Cemetery: Sailly-Saillisel British
Cemetery in France.