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Group of five including the late Dick McKee. Taken in the Nov-Dec 1912.

years from around 1909 and the photo was taken late in 1912 - November or December on the occasion of the departure of J Hickie for Australia in early 1913 and I think Dick would have been about 21 at the time. M. McMahon was very friendly with Dick and was in the printing line in Gills up O'Connell. George Malone was employed in the old M. Gwky As a clerk. Dick with ourselves, used attend the band performance given in Marlborough Barracks by the 5th Lancers band after Church parade each Sunday but I don't think he attended solely for the music and I have an idea that this may be one good reason for naming the barracks after him. As a matter of historical interest I met Dick about 9 O'clock on Easter Monday 1916 just outside the Main Gates of Glasnevin Cemetery. He was dressed in uniform and cycling in the direction of town and he pulled up and had a chat with me. He enquired if I had noticed many volunteers going into town and he appeared very pleased when I answered in the affirmative. Just before leaving he shook hands with me and told me "There is serious work ahead to day" and I wished him good luck. I don't known any members of Dick's family and I regret I am unable to say if they hold a copy of this photo. Hoping you are keeping wells yours sincerely J E FitzGerald.

File information
Filename:P-34-004.jpg
Album name:bmhadmin / P34: Group of five including the late Dick McKee. Taken in the Nov-Dec 1912.
Notes::Type: Photograph, Format: Photostat 5.3" x 3.7", Date of Origin: Late 1912, Artist/Photographer: Not stated, Artist/Photographer Occupation: N/A , Artist/Photographer Provider: Mr. J. E. Fitzgerald, 63 Cabra Park, Phibsboro', Dublin., Date Provided: N/A , Album Notes: Original photograph has been presented to McKee Barracks.
Filesize:1495 KiB
Date added:Jul 30, 2012
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