I suspect that they were some of the original group, but think that that photo is either an anniversary of the orignal or another occassion. And the piece I read said 16 soldiers and three families ??.
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Re:Unusual Army Records Hello Gaul Andy yes the uniform is in fact the New Look dress uniform which was similar to the officers pattern of material but was a dark green in colour and was a very nice fitting uniform worn especially at Xmas Dinners and such occasions from the early fifties to the mid sixties i remember my Father wearing his and it was very smart and well fitting, far better material than the one we have today, bye for now Johnny
Re:Unusual Army Records Hi Andy the other 2 families mentioned were the Hartleys whom lived in Pearse and their father was in the Cavalry Corps, the other family The Cronins were also from Pearse Father of joe and brigid whom went on to be a priest and nun respectively and lived in the Grey Homes, the hartleys kevin and william (liam) are to be found in the Old Choir photo taken during the late 50s early sixties, also liam served as an altar boy during Peter Hickeys regime in the Church, these are the only families of that name that i know of that lived in the Camp subject to correction of course, bye for now a well hammered Johnny
The Hartleys were featured in the newspapers at that time.The breakdown of the family was as follows: "Old Bill" Father GT Depot Mc Donagh Eddie Son Collins Bks Dublin Liam(Bill) Son Cavalry Corps Plunkett Michael Son Military College Pearse Bks Tony Son Clancy Bks Dublin Gene Nolan Son in law ASPC Mc Donagh John Collopy Son in Law Depot Transport Clarke bks "Kerry Burns" Son in law Bakery Clarke Bks All of the above were in the Defence Forces at the same time ,whic was a record at that time.