Galway Great War Memorial

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Every little bit helps!

It has taken the best part of four years, to complete our online database. It has been a long road and we are still cross referencing our findings, against various military records.

The one problem we keep finding is the spelling of names and surnames. A lot of times, whomever was responsible for recording the particulars of our soldiers, wrote what they heard rather than check any official paperwork.

We ask that you donate a single dollar, euro or pound towards our fundraiser. Every little bit helps our cause, to get it right and present it to the world and more importantly… the families of the fallen, not only in Galway but worldwide.

Thank you for visiting our site and remember… to be forgotten, is to die twice!

The Galway Great War Memorial Committee

Welcome to the Galway Great War Memorial

Over 200,000 Irishmen volunteered to fight in the Great War. Over 38,000 died and of those… 1,204 were from Galway.

Welcome to the Galway Great War Memorial. This has been a labour of love for the past few years, researching and compiling the names of Galwaymen, who went to war and did not return.

View our new video and search our database to see what we have found thus far.

James Larkin – President


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They deserve to be remembered

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the Great War finally ended. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Galwaymen are buried in cemeteries in France, Belgium, Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Turkey and at sea. Their names are listed on memorials in countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, United States… but not in their native county.

Regardless of their motives for enlisting, these men fought and died for a cause they believed worthy. They deserve to be remembered in the county of their birth.

Our Aim

It is the aim of the Galway Great War Memorial Committee to build a memorial in Galway, listing the name of every man and woman from Galway who died in the Great War, 1914 – 1918.

We intend to follow the example of other Irish towns and cities such as Kilkenny city, Castlebar in Co. Mayo and Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow. Ennis in Co. Clare, Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Tipperary,

It has taken over four years to research and compile the names of the fallen. There are still about 100 names we are having difficulty with locating.


Tynemouth (Preston) Cemetery-Northumberland-United Kingdom. (F.R.C. 846)

Your Support

The Galway Great War Memorial Committee is seeking support and funding for this worthy project.

We would welcome funding in the form of grant aid and technical assistance from local authorities and state agencies.

We need support in the areas of funding, photos from relatives, stories, and marketing. This is a very worthy project, and we are almost there. We would love to hear from you!

Memorial Committee


Search our Fallen Soldiers Directory


Virtual 3D Memorial

To be forgotten… is to die twice- Paul Ricoeur

Thank you for considering a donation.

Between the year 1914 – 1918 an estimated of 1,204 men and women from Galway have died fighting in the Great War.

We have taken on the initiative to ensure that their names are not forgotten. Since then, using our own funds and the funds donated by the generous people, we have managed to create a data base with the names of the Galway’s fallen soldiers.

We are continuously doing our best to expand our cause, research the stories of these men, dig deep into the history. The history of Ireland, the history of the Galway men.
We need people like you to support us.

Please help us by donating to our cause, all donations big and small are welcome.

Contact Us

Please contact us with any photos or information you may have regarding a fallen soldier from Galway involved in the Great War. We would love to hear from you.

Company Details: Galway First World War Memorial Company Limited Company Registration Number: 676169
Registered Office: Moyne Park Estate, Abbeyknockmoy, Tuam, Co. Galway

President: James Larkin
Phone: 085 144 7762 – email: galwaygreatwar1memorial@gmail.com

Director: Dolores Brogan-Curran B.A.M.A.
email: galwaygreatwar1memorial@gmail.com
Office Number: 085 768 4123

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