Monday, 25th May 2015
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The 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the death of Private John Condon

the youngest recorded Allied soldier killed in World War I occurs this weekend. Born in Wheelbarrow Lane, Ballybricken the 'Boy Soldier’ was killed in the Second Battle of Ypres, Belgium on the 24th May 1915.

According to the British War Graves Commission he was only 14 years old when he died. His grave at Poelcapelle is, after the tomb of the unknown soldier, the most visited first World War grave in Belgium. This Sunday the Mayor of the Metropolitan District Cllr Lola O’Sullivan will mark the anniversary by laying a laurel wreath on behalf of the people of Waterford City and County at the John Condon monument in Cathedral Square, Waterford. The monument by the artist Pat Cunningham was unveiled last year in honour of John Condon and also all of the 1100 men and women from Waterford City and

County who lost their lives in the Great War. A nephew of the Boy Soldier also called John Condon will lay a second wreath at the monument on behalf of the families from Waterford who died during the war. The ceremony will begin at 11.20am in Cathedral Square anand the TF Meagher Band will play to mark the occasion.

The 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the death of Private John Condon

The 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the death of Private John Condon

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To-date five candidates have indicated their intention to contest the convention or are expected to be nominated. They are Collr. Eddie Mulligan; Collr. Mary Butler; Collr. Eamon Quinlan; Collr. Jason Murphy and Collr. M.J. O'Ryan.

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