WW1 record omission

The inclusion of records of 49,000 Irish WWI dead in a new digital archive online is important for remembering soldiers (Jan 11).

However, a cursory search of this archive for the Irish Shot at Dawn suggests they have been excluded, and not for the first time in the past 100 years. The support of Foreign Affairs for our campaign was a crucial factor towards persuading the British to introduce their pardoning legislation in 2006, and I am surprised at their apparent omission.

Although the names of those executed are included in the Addendum to the Irish WW1 Memorial records, it would seem this addendum may not have been reviewed. Hopefully this will be rectified in the near future.

Peter Mulvany

Co-ordinator

Shot at Dawn Campaign

Clontarf

Dublin 3

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