The Tipperary Remembrance Trust membership is diverse. It includes ex-servicemen who served in wars and conflicts around the world in Irish and non-Irish forces; those representing Irish regimental associations documenting the history of all regiments including those that were disbanded; organisation providing help for veterans; Irish ex-servicemen who have served in peace-keeping and peace-building operations and use their experience to understand conflict and its resolution; Specialists in Irish military history who have have family members killed in war and are now dedicated to telling the stories of the Irish who fought and died in war. All use their varied expertise to promote Remembrance Peace and Reconciliation.
Major-General David O’Morchoe, Trust President
Major General (Rtd) David Nial Creagh, The O’Morchoe, CB CBE KJL is President of the Tipperary Remembrance Trust. He is President of the Royal British Legion Republic of Ireland where he has been praised for his work in reconciling differences between the Irish populace and Irishmen who fought in the British army; advancing the cause of the Legion in the Republic and ensuring that Irish soldiers who fought with the British army, especially those who lost their lives in the two world wars, were properly remembered.
Mick Haslam, Trust Chairperson
Mick Haslam is Chairperson and founder of the Tipperary Remembrance Trust. Mick is also Chairperson of Post 24 Irish United Nations Veterans Association(IUNVA). He has served on peacekeeping missions in Cyprus and Sinai Desert.
Micheal Coyne Trust Vice-Chairperson
Michael Coyne is Vice-Chairperson of the Tipperary Remembrance Trust. He served in 1st Squad 11th Armoured Cav, Vietnam 1967-68. Michael recently returned to Vietnam for the first time since his soldiering days as part of an Irish television documentary. He is currently a member of Irish Veterans a nonprofit organisation recording the experience of all Irishman who served in all wars. He is married to Libby who was formerly president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
Kay Neagle Trust Secretary
Kay Neagle has been Secretary of the Tipperary Remembrance Trust since May 2013. She is the founder/Chairperson of the South Tipperary Military History Society. Kay has been a member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides since 2010. In addition she is Treasurer of the 18th of Foot Royal Irish Regimental Association since 2012. Kay’s passion for documenting and honouring those young Tipperary men who died in WW1 was sparked when she visited the grave in France of her uncle Pte Owen Kiely who was killed in action on the Somme. Kay’s main area of interest is still WW1 and she is a member of the Western Front Association.
Eamonn Byrne BEM
Eamonn Byrne BEM is a founder member of the Tipperary Arch. He served in The Royal Engineers for 23 years serving in England, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Kenya, the Falklands Islands, Northern Ireland and a 2 year Loan Service tour of Oman serving with Headquarters SOLF (Sultan of Oman Land Forces) during the 80’s. His military service also includes three years with the Regular Defence Forces in Collins Barracks Dublin completing a tour of Cyprus with the UN plus a recall in aid of civil power during the 1969 Northern Ireland conflict. Eamonn was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1982 by Her Majesty The Queen.
Walter ‘Stephen’ O’Shea
Walter ‘Stephen’ O’Shea is author of A Short History of Tipperary Military Barracks 1874-1922. In 2007 He conceived the original design for the Poppy Shamrock. This is now adopted by the Royal British Legion Ireland as a symbol of the Irish contribution and sacrifice in the Great War of 1914. In addition Walter has built and maintains websites devoted to ithe stories of individual soldiers killed in wars including his uncle Capt Ed Landers. In 2014, based on his detailed research into Tipperary Military Barracks and soldiers killed in WW1 and the Vietnam War Walter was responsible for setting up a museum in the Excel Heritage Center in Tipperary Town where it can be viewed now.
Colonel Michael Shannon
Colonel Michael Shannon is a retired UN peacekeeper, having served in operations including the Congo and Cyprus. Colonel Shannon was Chief of Operations of the UNIFIL force in Lebanon. He has also worked with the OSCE and the European Union, where he was involved in election monitoring in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996 and 1997, Colonel Shannon served as Chairman of the Irish Peace Institute from 1999 until 2006. He is a founding member of the at the Island of Ireland Peace Park, Messines.
Colonel David Maitland-Titterton
Colonel David Maitland-Titterton is present Chairman of the Combined Irish Regiment Association. This organisation preserves the names and honours the soldiers who served in all Irish Regiments including those regiments which were disbanded, ensuring that no Irish serviceman who served in the wars is forgotten. His previous duties include military attache for British Embassy in Syria.
Maj.Gen Vincent Savino (Ret)President Irish UN Veterans Association
Ed Sommers Australian Vietnam Veteran
Major Michael McGowan MBE (Ret) North Irish Horse Regiment Association (North-West branch)
Elisabeth Coyne Women’s Auxiliary Committee, American Legion
Comdt. Dave Foley C/M R.I. Regt. and South Irish Horse Regiment Associations
R.S.M. Patrick Dunlea (Retd) Parade Marshal