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Limerick Mourns the Loss of a Dedicated ‘Napper Tandy’ Nationalist from its Ranks

In a sombre ceremony on Saturday last, the tight-knit community of Dulwich bid farewell to one of its esteemed residents, Mr Martin Dee. A resident of Thompson Road, East Dulwich, Mr Dee’s passing on Whit Sunday left a void felt deeply by those who knew him. The funeral procession, held at the Forest Hill Cemetery, was marked by a strong show of solidarity and respect from various groups, making it one of the most memorable in Dulwich’s recent history.

Mr Dee, a stalwart member of the Napper Tandy Branch, was eulogized for his unwavering commitment to the cause. The Napper Tandy members turned out in force, joined by representatives from League branches in Peckham, Camberwell, and the Irish Parliament (the Borough, Southwark). The Executive Council was represented by Mr John Brady, the general organizer, and Mr J. Hernan. Additionally, Chief Banger T. Massey and Bro. J. Cummins stood in for the Irish National Foresters.

The Municipal Employees’ Trade Union, reflecting the broad impact of Mr Dee’s contributions, showed a significant presence at the ceremony. Wearing green and black rosettes, members of the union marched solemnly in single file, paying homage to a man who had served the Camberwell Borough Council with dedication for twenty-one years.

A sentiment of appreciation echoed through the public of Dulwich and the surrounding districts. The manner in which the Irish community and their fellow workers paid respects was hailed as a demonstration of genuine devotion to a loyal and faithful member. The late Mr Dee’s legacy extended beyond his immediate affiliations, leaving a lasting impact on the community he served.

Originally hailing from Limerick, Mr Dee spent several years in America before settling in Dulwich. His industrious spirit and dedication to the Irish cause were evident throughout his life, earning him the reputation of a sterling and honest Nationalist. His passing leaves behind a grieving widow and seven young children.

The Napper Tandy (Image) men, recognizing the profound contributions of their departed comrade, are actively working to support the welfare of Mr Dee’s family. Their commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of the widow and children reflects the tight bonds formed within the Irish community in Dulwich.

The graveside service was presided over by the Rev. P. Meinrad Fulton, O.S.B., bringing a sense of closure to the poignant ceremony. As Dulwich reflects on the loss of one of its own, the legacy of Mr Martin Dee, the faithful son of Ireland, will undoubtedly endure in the hearts and memories of those who knew him.

Weekly Freeman’s Journal – Saturday 08 June 1912

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