Visit to Ypres and the Somme 2010

Visit to Ypres and the Somme Commemoration Ceremonies 2010

Nine members of the Roger Casement Branch attended the July 1, Annual Remembrance Ceremonies at the Somme.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of the Branch at the Thiepval Memorial, Ulster Memorial Tower and at Guillemont.

The Department of Defence was represented at the ceremonies by Brig-Gen Tom Behan.

The group also attended WWI war memorials in the Ypres Salient including Menin Gate and Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Visits were also made to a number of graves of former relatives of Branch Members.

Captions below each photo:

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Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony, Frank Walsh, Frank Donnelly, John Condon Thiepval Ceremonies; Frank Walsh, Frank Donnelly
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Ulster Memorial Tower, John Clark, Gerry McCann, Frank Donnelly Branch Chairman Paddy O’Meara laying a wreath at the grave of Pte. P. Prince on behalf of his relative branch member Mick Prince at Cerisy-Gailly
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Shells and war material still being dug up after 94 years Group at the Pipers Memorial at Longueval
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Irish Peace Park at Messines Ridge Section of Tyne Cot Cemetery at Passendale