Kilkenny group launches nationwide search to honour our World War II veterans
A KILKENNY group has launched a nationwide search for men and women who served in World War II so that they can be officially recognised.
The Kilkenny Great War Memorial Committee plans to unveil a memorial to the men and women who were born in the city and county.
The committee wants to honour the war dead and survivors is appealing for family members, distant relations, friends and acquaintances to come forward.
The committee have received more than 50 names of those who died and a further 106 survivor names of the war.
It is estimated that there are at least 100 dead and 1,000 veterans and survivors from Kilkenny alone. It is estimated between 4,468 to 9,100 died from Ireland during the war.