We will Remember Them

Died for a Dream,
1914-16

Phibsborough*

ALLEN MATHEW 21
ARNOLD JOHN 20
BANVILLE LEO FRANCIS 32
BARNWELL ALFRED  
CAFFREY JAMES  
CASSIDY PHILLIP MARKEY 20
COADY PATRICK 30
COLLINS JAMES 19
CURRAN THOMAS  
DAWBER HERBERT STANDISH 22
DOYLE WILLIAM 44
DUANE STEPHEN C. 26
DUANE EDWARD 29
ENNIS WILLIAM 19
HARLING PATRICK 27
HOGAN WILLIAM JOSEPH 29
KEATING ARTHUR 31
KEATING MARTIN  
KELLY MARK 24
LAVERTY JOHN WILLIAM 17
LAVERTY JAMES 18
LEYDON PATRICK 34
LOFTUS JOSEPH 17
MOORE PATRICK  
MURPHY JAMES 36
O’BRIAN EDWARD  
O’CONNOR WILLIAM 27
O’SULLIVAN DONALD 26
ROE JOHN 24
ROONEY WILLIAM JOHN 19
SUGG WILLIAM HARVEY JOHN 23
SWAN MICHAEL  

*This is a list of World 1 War Dead,
from the Phibsborough area (or related to) members of the local community.


To My Daughter Betty,
The Gift of God

IN wiser days, my darling rosebud, blown

To beauty proud as was your mother’s prime,

In that desired, delayed, incredible time,

You’ll ask why I abandoned you, my own,

And the dear heart that was your baby throne,

To dice with death. And oh! they’ll give you rhyme

And reason: some will call the thing sublime,

And some decry it in a knowing tone.

So here, while the mad guns curse overhead,

And tired men sigh with mud for couch and floor,

Know that we fools, now with the foolish dead,

Died not for flag, nor King, nor Emperor,

But for a dream, born in a herdsman’s shed,

And for the secret Scripture of the poor.

Tom Kettle 1880-1916
Irish Nationalist and Poet