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Papers of R.H. Moore World War 1
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War Pensions Committee Memoranda Book

War Pensions Committee ms Memoranda Book containing draft and copy letters from R. H. Moore Hon. Secretary of Banagher Local War Pensions Committee. Letters chiefly relate to recommendations for acceptance of pension applications and arrangements for the completion of medical reports on applicants.
Contains also requests by Moore for payment for his work carried out on the committee. Letter of 9th May 1918 records the securing of three rooms in Banagher Technical School for the accommodation of Belgian refugees.

W. Callan arranging for settlement of refugee family

Typewritten letter from Walter Callan, Executive Refugee Committee at Secretary's Office, King's County, regarding arrangements for placement of two families of refugees in Banagher and Ferbane. Letter asks for details from Moore as to how much he Banagher committee had raised in subscriptions 'in order to be able to gauge roughly what charge is likely to fall to central funds'.

T. Harton - house offer to Belgian refugees

Three letters from Ms Theresa Harton, 25 Belsize Park Gardens, South Hampstead to R. H. Moore regarding the use of her house in Banagher for the housing of Belgian refugees. On March 22 1915 she writes 'I should let the committee continue to have the use of the house if they agree to give it up on a month notice as I think we ought to help the Belgians as much as possible'.

Report on housing and maintenance of refugees

Draft report regarding housing and maintenance of refugees in Banagher. Report tells of arrangements for making subscriptions 'we estimate that no liability will be thrown upon the central funds in respect of these refugees at any rate not until towards the end of the year. He also notes that there are gifts in kind from the farmers of Banagher neighbourhood.

Papers of R.H. Moore

  • IE OCL P35
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1956

Documents relating to aspects of Moore's life in Banagher. Moore was involved in many committees in the town. These fall into two categories in this collection, namely improvements to the local economy and infrastructure and those that responded to outside events such as the First and Second World Wars. The improvement committees were Banagher Improvement Association/Committee (c.1899-1928), Banagher Fairs and Improvement Committee (1907-1928), Banagher Public Lighting Committee (1907-1912) and Banagher and Lusmagh Farmers Association (1929-1930). The other committees responded to WWI and WWII were The Garrycastle Relief Committee (1914-1915), the War and Pensions Committee (1917-1919) and the Parish Council (1941-c.1945).

Some other organisations mentioned are the Banagher Bicycle Association, the Gaelic League and the Banagher Sacred Heart Sodality which all proved extremely popular.

Moore, Roderick Harold

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