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The Dead Come Home: Excerpt

Edward Harrington 1896 (Shepparton) – 1966

'We answered to the call to arms, unquestioning and blind,
We trusted to the promises of those we left behind.
We gave our lives ungrudgingly. we did not flinch nor quail,
Strong in the splendid faith we held that justice must prevail,
And as we drew our latest breath in sorrow and in pain,
This faith upheld us to the last: 'We did not die in vain.'

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Edward Harrington

Edward Harrington was an Irish nationalist politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for West Kerry from 1885 to 1892, taking his seat in the House of Commons of what was then the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland He was born in Co. more…

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