At least 476 men enlisted. The number of casualties was high: 95 died and 24 more deaths were unrecorded. They hailed from all parts of Kilrush. For instance, The Glen lost 10 men with 21 wounded. Pound St/Hector St. lost 18 men with 27 wounded. Moore St. lost 13 men with 8 wounded. Grace St. lost 10 men with 11 wounded. Burton St. lost 11 men with 9 wounded. The Glen, a street with 55 dwellings, provided an amazing 69 soldiers. Mothers lost sons, wives lost husbands, children lost fathers. The loss of so many young Kilrush men was devastating.
The memorial is nearing completion, but we need additional funds to bring it over the line. We are appealing to Kilrush residents and diaspora to help us erect this important and timely memorial to the men who gave their lives so that we may live in peace. Please donate what you can and let us give these young men the recognition that they deserve.
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