As it is, British forces are having to move graves of the fallen to safe areas, such as the remaining barracks.
I think that in the current climate, that of downing tools and semi-co-operation, there should be agreements in place between the two communities to respect the graves of the dead.
The cemetery has a Cross of Sacrifice, which was first erected after the 1914-1918 war. There are 102 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 52 of the 1939-1945 war commemorated in this site. There are also 10 Foreign National burials. Those of the 1914-1918 whose graves are not marked by headstones are named on a Screen Wall memorial near the Cross of Sacrifice.
Lurgan_Stoop said:As has already been mentioned. The graves that were desecrated were more than likely done so by members of the same religion. ie.. those members of the same grouping who have become 'splinter' factions of bigger organisations.
I can't imagine any of the loyalist groupings taking the time to cross over to milltown. Generally too busy intimidating the minority ethnics in the village.
It's a good job there isn't an election coming up.
Nearly think people were trying to raise tensions....?
bobath said:PIRA fought for what they believed, they just did it in a stupid and misguided way.