9 November (1914)…

| November 9, 2021

Private Thomas Cordner 11254 Royal Irish Fusiliers We return to Strand Military Cemetery this day with the story of Thomas Cordner, a soldier who lost his life in attempting to save the life of his friend, Private William Hanvey. This is the tale of three Portadown men and sister Thomas’ sister Christina. Private Cordner’s story appears […]

Loved and Were Loved

| April 4, 2012

For My Sweetheart They left all that was dear to them behind, parents, family, and sweethearts, those that were most familiar to them. Home, the farm, the school, a favorite friend, a family pet, routine, and the day they knew. Hearing the call to war, the volunteers stepped to the fore and entered into the […]