Clara Vale men who died in the Great War remembered
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.