My great uncle who was a Franciscan Monk from the age of 25 onward.
I recently discovered that before joining the OFM, he appears to have been involved with the Local Defense Forces in Gormanstown Camp in 1940 which would have been during WW2 / The Emergency.
I found this out through an old photo album of his which contains images of him and other lads in military uniform, some with weapons, and some appear to be around a spot light. On the back of all the pictures in Gormanstown Camp 1940
Would anyone know where I would look for information on his time in the forces?
I emailed the Military Archives but received no reply.