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WORLD WAR I: Chapter 2 - The Home Front

  • Kildare County Council
    Minutes from 1913 to 1920 show that its quarterly meeting agendas were dominated not by issues of war but those of rural and urban development...
  • National Relief Fund
    A National Relief Fund was set up in early August, 1914, by the Prince of Wales; various individuals around Ireland were selected to raise money...
  • Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Association
    The S.S.F.A., a long-standing organisation set up to look after and provide for the families of all Branches of the services, Naval and Military...
  • Royal Dublin Fusiliers
    Stationed in Naas, had the most direct effect on the lives of Kildare men and women as most within the Regiment were natives of Co. Kildare...
  • Prisoners of War
    A dispatch from the German War Office in March 1915 relayed details of a uniform rule laid down for all Prisoner of War Camps...
  • Belgian Refugees
    In December 1914 twenty two wounded Belgian soldiers arrived in Celbridge Union and were housed in the workhouse there...