The Ballinamore Library ‘Item of the Month’ for December is a special collection of war medals.
The collection includes a World War 1 medal which was conferred posthumously on Private William Crossan from Kiltymooden, Ballinamore. William was a member of the Irish Guards 1 st Battalion and he died of wounds on November 2, 1914, aged just 22, in France.
The medal and a letter were sent to Mrs Kate Crossan in 1921, with a message on behalf of the King of England, in which, William was commended for ‘services rendered’.
The Medals will be on display in Ballinamore Library throughout December. Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am - 5.30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 8pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm, daily lunch closing 1.30pm – 2.30pm.