O’Meara visits the grave of Willie Redmond MP

Today I was fortunate to have Tom Burke from Dublin send me a copy of a page from the visitors’ book kept at the grave of Irish nationalist MP Willie Redmond. Redmond had been elected to the House of Representatives and was aged 53 when he died on 7 June 1917 whilst serving as a Major with the Royal Irish Rifles. An Irish nationalist himself, Martin O’Meara, Australia’s only Irish-born VC of the First World War, visited the grave in February 1918 when his battalion was stationed nearby.

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