The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton, and the Dean of Cork, the Very Reverend Nigel Dunne will be present in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork tomorrow, Saturday, 8th November from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. They will be assisted by history students from Midleton College, Bandon Grammar School, and Ashton School.
They invite members of the public in Cork – of any nationality or religious outlook – to visit and to bring photos of loved ones who served in or died in the First World War. The photos will then be scanned and included in a new visual memorial which will be mounted in the Cathedral near the Heroes Column and which will remain for the duration of the remaining centenary years of the First World War.
In addition, on Sunday, 9th November, Remembrance Sunday, the names submitted will be read out during a Solemn Choral Requiem at which the music will be Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, and Bishop Colton will preside at the celebration of the Eucharist. The Requiem is at 11.15 a.m. and all are welcome.
In the afternoon, at 4 p.m., also in St Fin Barre’s, there will be a Choral Evensong for Remembrance Sunday with the laying of a wreath at the war memorial.
The Bishop and the Dean make an appeal:
We are appealing, to the relatives and descendants of the Cork people who died in the war, Cork veterans, and people of other nationalities now living in Cork who would like their relatives who died or fought in the First World War either
- to bring the photos to us for scanning tomorrow Saturday, 8th November, 2014 at the Cathedral between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. when we will be present personally to meet you; or
- those who have scans of photographs already or who can scan photographs, may also email them to us at this special email address which we have set up. It is: CorkWorldWar1@gmail.com
To summarise what we are looking for: scans of photographs of the following (together with regiment, rank, nationality, where they are from, dates of birth and dates of death, where any of this information is available) of the following:
- Photographs of those named on the War Memorial in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral;
- Photographs of those named on War Memorials in churches and public places throughout County Cork;
- Photographs of Cork people who died serving in the First World War or were veterans;
- Photographs of relatives of people living in Cork City and County today, of whatever nationality, and of whatever religious outlook and none, whose relatives died or fought in the First World War and who would like them included. Again, the email address for more information or to submit photos is: CorkWorldWar1@gmail.com