Here's a photo of my Uncle Edmund during the Second World War and one of my Uncle Pat - two brothers from the same family who were involved in the fight against Hitler and fascism.
From what I remember of our family's history Edmund served in one of the Highland regiments (my cousin Paul has been in touch since to say it was the HLI - Highland Light Infantry) while Pat had a role in communications.
I remember Edmund and Pat with great fondness - they would both have laughed at being held up as 'heroes', yet the truth is that without people like Edmund and Pat the world we live in now would be a very different place.
Family Photos (13/04/20)
Here's a photo of my grandmother, Mary Fitzgibbon, with her two oldest children and Edmund and Pat.
My uncle Edmund was the eldest child and four daughters followed after Pat: Kathleen, May, Sheila (my mother) and Nora.
A seventh child (a boy named Joseph) was stillborn, if I remember correctly.
Edmund and Pat both served during the Second World War - Edmund was a real character, full of fun and always brought a smile to your face; Pat was quieter and more reflective, but no less interesting to be with for all that.