Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 14:49:58 GMT
The tragic death of two young soldiers aged 19 and 20 from England who went to school together and joined the army together and died at the same time in the Curragh Hospital. One from Brain Fever and the other of a Chest Infection.
Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 15:00:01 GMT
Another sad suicide on the Curragh of a young Soldier. This time he was running a little late for the departing Hussars who were going to Kilbride Co Wicklow on an exercise. The Private was a graduate of Oxford University England, which at the time would have been unusual for a Private soldier.
Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 15:14:37 GMT
This article gives an account of a British Soldier who married a local girl while stationed in The Curragh. They had four children together, he then goes to England and marries another woman. His first wife arrives over to England to confront him and eventually moves in with him and his second wife, before the law catches up with him.
Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 15:46:28 GMT
Yet again another suicide of a young soldier stationed on The Curragh. The contents of his sad suicide letter were read at the inquest, he even made provision that an overcoat that he had on loan was to be returned to a fellow Private.
Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 15:56:29 GMT
An argument between tow dealers at the Curragh resulted in a man having his throat cut with a razor. The man did not die apparently and was lucky to be alive. The prisoners only regret was that he did not have a better hold of the razor.
Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 16:06:43 GMT
This article gives an account of the 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers visit to Renmore Barracks Co Galway while they were stationed in The Curragh Camp The reason for their visit was the laying up of the Old Regimental Colours in the Catholic Church oppsit Renmore barracks. Over 250, and the Regiment Band left from The Curragh on a special train to Galway. All in all probably a good session was had, before they returned to The Curragh.
Post by Matt McNamara on Mar 30, 2009 21:37:10 GMT
I don't know what it was, but The Curragh 100 years ago was a lot different to the Curragh we knew. A camp for 10 Thousand men, and in most cases no family with them and away from home for a couple of years at a time. I know it is grim reading and I have left out a few cases , but it shows what life was like back then and that is what made the news.
Details of a Courtmartial against a Colour-Sergeant of the 2nd Bn Connaught Rangers. The charge against his was the he neglected to take stock of wines etc, nighlty while he was president of the Sergeants Mess.