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Through continued research, the list of those who died from the local area substantially increased to up to 200. The book was compiled and contained all relevant information, including the listing of all who died in those conflicts. This booklet took considerable time through research of old records, of regiments, church bodies and old documents. It was with the printers in Feb.1997 to be published in April.

    The then Taoiseach John Bruton T.D. had been in communication with the committee and expressed his full support in the project and wished to visit the Memorial. To coincide with his visit we had the book launch.

      In April 1997 An Taoiseach John Bruton T.D. visited Bandon and attended our book launch. He was presented with the first copy by Vincent Holland, father of the late John to whom the book was dedicated and a presentation was made by the Hon. President of the Committee, George Duke. Also an exhibition of old photographs, medals, war souvenirs donated by relatives and friends were held in conjunction with the launch. The Memorial was also visited at this time.

      The general public were invited and especially the students of our post primary schools to view the exhibition. (Click here for printable version)

2001 Bandon War Memorial Committee, Optimized for 1024X768