February 29, 2024

Kilkenny WW11 veteran is laid to rest this morning


A KILKENNY man who fought in and survived World War II is to be laid to rest this morning.

Tom Phelan (96) passed away peacefully at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London last week.

Tom, a proud Kilkenny man, was a gunner and member of the Army Air Corp during the Second World War. He left the army in 1946, a year after the war concluded.

The WW2 veteran will be buried in Glasnevin Cemetery this morning in a civilian ceremony. His coffin will be accompanied by the resident Royal Hospital Chelsea’s resident piper.

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