RDFA/035 Herbert Justin Lemass and Edwin Stephen Lemass Papers

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Lieutenant Herbert LemassThe collection contains items relating to two brothers, Edwin and Herbert Lemass, who both served in the British Army during the First World War. Edwin Lemass, was a lawyer, who at the outbreak of War enlisted in the Royal Army Service Corp. Following the war, Edwin joined the Colonial Service where he was stationed in Cairo, and he later became one of Egypt’s leading judges and personalities. In 1915, Herbert Lemass entered the Sandhurst Military College as a cadet and in 1916 was  gazetted to the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. On the 23 October 1916, Herbert was killed at the Battle of the Somme, France. Included in the collection are photographs, newspaper clippings and biographical information.

Right: Lieutenant Herbert Justin Lemass

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