Aidan Byrne – From North Circular Road to the North African campaign

Soldier’s name : Aidan Asquith Byrne Descendent : Frank Keane Aidan Byrne was living on Dublin’s North Circular Road (NCR) when he joined the Second World War as a doctor with the Royal Medical Army Corps. He worked with the field ambulance in North Africa for which he was awarded the Military Cross, and laterContinue reading “Aidan Byrne – From North Circular Road to the North African campaign”

John Downes – From Eccles Place to Suvla Bay and Palestine

Name of soldier : John Downes Descendent : Dick Wynne Dick Wynne is a sprightly and dapper 82 year old man who could pass for a man ten years younger, or more. He lives in Ashtown, North Dublin and used to work with the Office of Public Works, tending to public parks and monuments. WhenContinue reading “John Downes – From Eccles Place to Suvla Bay and Palestine”