Clara Vale men who died in the Great War re­mem­bered

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THREE Wick­low men who were killed in the First World War were re­mem­bered at a spe­cial event on Sun­day.

Peo­ple from the Clara Vale gath­ered at the lo­cal war me­mo­rial, which was erected in 2009, to com­mem­o­rate both the the lives and the sac­ri­fice of Christo­pher Megan, Patrick Cross and Wil­liam Mur­ray.

It was a par­tic­u­larly poignant event given that 2018 marks the cen­te­nary of the end of the war.

Patrick Cross from Clara, a mem­ber of the Royal Ir­ish Ri­fles, was killed in 1915.

Both Christo­pher Mee­gan and Wil­liam Mur­ray came from Bal­ly­had and served with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Christo­pher died in 1916 while Wil­liam was killed in 1918.

All three men are in­terred in France.

Sea­mus Byrne, Fr Tom Cooper, Der­mot Byrne and Pe­ter McWil­liams at Sun­day’s com­mem­o­ra­tion at the Clara Vale war me­mo­rial.

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