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Mageeka

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Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« on: July 30, 2008, 10:25:29 PM »
Check to see if your relative are among the following names

The forerunners of St Peter's Brass and reed band were members of the ROI army

The following were attested into the Free State Army 7 february 1923  I have a photo of this whole group

James King   24 Balkan St

James Menagh 58 Dunmore St

John Dowling 18 Lucknow St  Iron Erector

John Mc Girr 72 Short Strand

Michael Smith 32 Ton Street

William Ramsey12 Coates St

William Magee 50 Irwin St

Thomas Liddy 60 Wall St

Pat Mc Varnock 118 Upper Library St

John Doran 315 Grosvenor Rd

Thomas Donelly 470 Hawthorn St  Butcher

Thomas Donovan 62 Sheriff St

Gerald Mc Guinness 49 Lincoln St

John O'Niell  146 Albert St

Arthur Garland 76 Falls Rd

Harry Doran 315 Grosvenor Rd

John Mc Cready Victoria Barracks

Joe Murphy  Upton Cottages, Glen Rd.

James Dalton 7 Vulcan St

Edward Fagan 7 Springview St

William Boyle  23 Balkan St

John Garland 76 Falls Rd.  Iron Turner

John Mc Guigan 4 Alma St

Edward Price 122 Percy St

John Mc Cauley  81 Cullingtree Rd

Hugh Brady 11 Plevna St

Charles Morrison 18 Welsh St

aussietrekker

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 12:33:16 AM »
My uncle Alfred McGurgan was in St. Peter's band, but that was much later on.
"Never confuse religion with spirituality."
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Mageeka

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 12:36:32 AM »
Hi Aussie
is it possible he was related to any member from the list above
Do you know what year ?


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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 12:50:35 AM »
It would have been 1940'-50's.
But alas no ancestors on the list.
His Dad was from Newry, and his Ma's family were from Dublin.
They lived on the New Lodge Road from the 1920's till death.

Uncle Alfie wrote the scores and played the trumpet. He died age 49 in 1968.
He has two daughters still in Belfast somewhere, wish I could find them.
"Never confuse religion with spirituality."
-Father Bob Maguire, South Melbourne. 2011.

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 01:08:25 AM »
It would have been 1940'-50's.
But alas no ancestors on the list.
His Dad was from Newry, and his Ma's family were from Dublin.
They lived on the New Lodge Road from the 1920's till death.

Uncle Alfie wrote the scores and played the trumpet. He died age 49 in 1968.
He has two daughters still in Belfast somewhere, wish I could find them.

Aussie
I am willing to bet that my Bro knows him
I will ask tomorrow
M

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 01:17:23 AM »
Aussie
I have a photo of this band dated 1936   I wonder if he is in it ?

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 01:22:01 AM »
It's a possibility- I'd love to see it.
A little info for your brother -he was born in 1919 and lived in Gilford street. His missus was named Bernie, she came from Cloughy. They had two daughters, Lily and Anne, who would be pushing 60 by now.
"Never confuse religion with spirituality."
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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 01:23:47 AM »
I will try and post it Trekkar in the next few days  I am not good at this so I may have to get T C or someone to do it for me
M

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 01:29:04 AM »
Have just added more info on previous post.
"Never confuse religion with spirituality."
-Father Bob Maguire, South Melbourne. 2011.

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 03:38:18 AM »
It's a possibility- I'd love to see it.
A little info for your brother -he was born in 1919 and lived in Gilford street. His missus was named Bernie, she came from Cloughy. They had two daughters, Lily and Anne, who would be pushing 60 by now.

I will check it all out Trekkar tomorrow

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 06:11:33 PM »
Hi Trekkar
Yes my bro remembers Alfie  Alfie played along with a sax player named Jimmy Smith  They both gigged in the Jig in Coates Street which is off townsend Street  BTW  Jimmy Smith is still alive and I spoke to him at a Belfast funeral three weeks ago

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 06:11:52 PM »
Yes the Garlands  are related to me.
Gerry Mac

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2008, 06:16:13 PM »
Good People Gerry

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2008, 12:28:03 AM »
Yes the Garlands  are related to me.
Gerry Mac
did they come from the Glen rd.

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Re: Forerunner of St Peter's Band Belfast/ Free State Army
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2008, 01:38:41 AM »
Bhelen
The address I have is 1923 and it is 76 falls Road which is a few doors from Colin St