War Memorial, dedicated to the soldiers of Bandon and district who died
during World War 1 & 2.
committee's aim is to commemorate
and endeavour to keep alive the
and the tradition of those from the Bandon area who fought and those
who died in the two World Conflicts.
is to promote a wider awareness of the forgotten Irish men and
women who served, fought and died in the Great War 1914-1918. We
believe that a better understanding of the shared heritage of
sacrifice now will help to reconcile the two major traditions on
the whole of this island. The volunteers came from every class,
religion and location.Their reasons for enlisting were as varied
as we are different.Up
to 200 Bandon & District soldiers that we have researched are
buried on foreign soil and long forgotten at home in Ireland.
history show that over 210,000 Irish soldiers took part in the
First World War 1914-1918. 35,000 were killed never to return to
Irish soil. Also Irish women served as nurses in field hospitals
close to the battlefields.