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George Nagle (Killed in Action 1969)
Posted by Irish Veterans on 17 December 2014

George Nagle, from Tipperary was one of four Irishmen that we know of who served as an Australian trooper, and who, when he was killed, was destined to be buried in the nearest military cemetery, as was the protocol of the time. His family however, insisted his body be returned to Ireland, and they were forced to raise the money to repatriate him. Some 30 years later, the Australian Ambassador in Ireland, himself a Veteran, apologised to the family for Australia’s behaviour. And by way of a footnote: in Myles Dungan’s book ‘Distant Drums’, he includes a photograph of George’s headstone, describing him as a member of the US military. George Nagle was definitely a Trooper with 9 Royal Australian Regiment.

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