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Track 1: mr Rosse originally talks about his grandfather, wilhelm Edward Parsons, 5th Earl the Rosse, who was fatally injured in army actions in the first World War. He defines that his household had been affiliated in a variety of other military actions consisting of the defence that Birr Castle against Patrick Sarsfield. Over the centuries, the family members have been mainly energetic in plenty of other fields, ranging from music and also politics come engineering and also other sciences, many obviously astronomy. His grandfather had initially served in the Coldstream security in south Africa and also when a new regiment of irish Guards was formed, that transferred, in addition to other officers of ireland background. Later he was referred to as up as an officer to serve in the great War. The current Earl’s father, Michael, the 6th Earl, also served in the ireland Guards during WWII, serving as Regimental intelligence Officer. Brendan himself, currently the 7th Earl, offered as second Lieutenant in the irish Guards towards the end of the 1950s. He explains that his grandfather, william Edward Parsons, a major in the 1st Battalion ireland Guards, to be mortally wounded at the battle of Festubert in 1915. He was medically evacuated, originally to England and then come Ireland, to determine the level of his wounds, indigenous which the eventually died in 1918. He had been hit by a covering that gouged out part of his head, i beg your pardon left him 80% incapacitated. Brendan mirrors on the noticeable agony that those who gave their stays for freedom versus the armed forces expansionism that the German and also Austro-Hungarian empires, and then having actually to return residence to a country which disowned them. He describes that return Birr was stated to be a garrison town, serving together the depot of the Leinster Regiment, the garrison was actually in the satellite village of Crinkill. Track 2: Brendan regrets not really having been able come ask his father about his grandfather, though he believes that his parents did speak themselves about what really happened. After her husband’s death, his grandm Lois married his close colleague in the ireland Guards, Ivo, 5th Viscount de Vesci the Abbey Leix, whereby they initially lugged the children up. After ~ the burn of Birr barracks in 1922, Birr lock was requisitioned through the totally free State Army. While looking in ~ an old picture of his grand in the uniform that the irish Guards, Brendan speaks around maintaining the tradition of remembering, every 2nd Sunday in November, those who passed away in company for their country, or later company with the unified Nations, through which he self served. The was carried up by his parental to serve, and also he feels the this organization has offered him good satisfaction and purpose in life. The speaks around his dedication to the best of fighting because that peace and to make the people a better and safer location to live in. Track 3: Brendan opens part of the comprehensive archive created in the castle’s Muniments Room, come look at a map showing where the battle of Festubert took ar in France, and also to review a few letters which his grand had formerly sent ago from the front, relenten the Germans as savages for their usage of gas. He claims he counts self lucky the he offered in an ext peaceful times and also that his father made it through his company in WWII. The reads a clinical report top top his grandfather’s wounds, concluding that he can never again enjoy life. Another letter, created from the prior in 1915 on estate service to the land certified dealer Robert Garvey, merely defines in more guarded state “a rather interesting time” in ~ the front. Brendan concludes through recalling a grasp at his preparatory school who to be still visibly influenced by the gas strike which he had actually survived in WWI.




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Track 1: lord Rosse originally talks about his grandfather, william Edward Parsons, 5th Earl that Rosse, that was fatally hurt in armed forces actions in the first World War. He describes that his family had been involved in a number of other armed forces actions consisting of the defence that Birr Castle versus Patrick Sarsfield. End the centuries, the household have been mainly active in numerous other fields, ranging from music and politics come engineering and other sciences, most obviously astronomy. His grandfather had originally served in the Coldstream safety in southern Africa and also when a brand-new regiment of irish Guards to be formed, the transferred, in addition to other police officers of ireland background. Later on he was referred to as up together an officer to offer in the an excellent War. The present Earl’s father, Michael, the 6th Earl, additionally served in the ireland Guards throughout WWII, serving as Regimental intelligence Officer. Brendan himself, currently the 7th Earl, served as 2nd Lieutenant in the ireland Guards towards the end of the 1950s. He describes that his grandfather, william Edward Parsons, a significant in the first Battalion ireland Guards, was mortally wounded at the battle of Festubert in 1915. He to be medically evacuated, at first to England and also then come Ireland, to recognize the extent of his wounds, from which he eventually died in 1918. He had actually been struggle by a covering that gouged out component of his head, which left him 80% incapacitated. Brendan mirrors on the evident agony of those who gave their lives for freedom against the military expansionism the the German and Austro-Hungarian empires, and also then having actually to return home to a nation which disowned them. He describes that back Birr was said to it is in a garrison town, serving together the depot the the Leinster Regiment, the garrison was in reality in the satellite town of Crinkill. Monitor 2: Brendan regrets no really having been able to ask his father around his grandfather, though he believes that his parents did talk themselves about what yes, really happened. After her husband’s death, his grandmother Lois married his close colleague in the irish Guards, Ivo, fifth Viscount de Vesci that Abbey Leix, whereby they initially lugged the youngsters up. After the burning of Birr barracks in 1922, Birr lock was requisitioned through the cost-free State Army. If looking in ~ an old photograph of his grandfather in the uniform the the irish Guards, Brendan speaks about maintaining the legacy of remembering, every 2nd Sunday in November, those who died in service for your country, or later business with the united Nations, with which he himself served. The was brought up by his parental to serve, and he feels that this company has given him great satisfaction and also purpose in life. That speaks about his dedication to the appropriate of fighting because that peace and also to do the people a better and safer location to live in. Track 3: Brendan opens component of the comprehensive archive created in the castle’s Muniments Room, come look at a map showing where the fight of Festubert took ar in France, and also to read a couple of letters i beg your pardon his grandfather had previously sent earlier from the front, describing the Germans together savages for their usage of gas. He claims he counts himself lucky that he offered in an ext peaceful times and also that his father endured his service in WWII. He reads a medical report on his grandfather’s wounds, concluding that he can never again gain life.

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An additional letter, written from the prior in 1915 on estate business to the land agent Robert Garvey, merely defines in more guarded state “a rather amazing time” at the front. Brendan concludes by recalling a grasp at his preparatory school who to be still visibly influenced by the gas attack which he had actually survived in WWI.