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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland



12 October 2014

Soldiers from 2RIRISH supported a recent unveiling of a WW1 memorial in Dublin. Colour parties from the Irish Defence Force and the Royal Irish Regiment stood side by side as HRH The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and Irish President Michael D Higgins unveiled a Cross of Sacrifice to honour Ireland’s war dead at Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

The Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin is the first to be erected in the Republic of Ireland. It represents an important addition to the cemetery’s existing memorials, which honour servicemen who died in the First and Second World Wars, and compliments the work the CWGC and the Trust recently completed to identify and mark more than 200 war graves within the cemetery.

Hundreds of thousands of Irishmen and women served with the British and Commonwealth armed forces during both world wars and as many as 60,000 are believed to have died.