Posted by Johnny Mee on August 07, 2002 at 22:38:52:
In Reply to: Mons Terrace Name Origins posted by Curious on August 07, 2002 at 16:07:15:
I understand the houses at Mons Terrace, Castlebar, were built for local people who served in World War I and the road is named after Mons, in Belgium, where a major battle took place during the first World War. Families who lived there over the yearswere the Cunninghams, Gavins, Glynns, Merricks (their daugher Sheila still lives in Mons Terrace.The Angel of Mons medal was struck to commemorate the Battle of Mons when, it is said, an angel appeared to the British soliders. Pakie Forde from Newline, Castlebar, was presented with one of the medals and later gave it to Tossie Kelly from Spencer Street. Tossie gave it to his niece, Mary Cakebread (daughter of the late Star and Furry Thornton, McHale Road), who gave it to me and I am presenting it to the library in Castlebar.