Killed in action, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium, 6 August 1917
Larry Dowd was the brother of my maternal grandmother, from near Tara, County Meath, Ireland. He was 37 when he died. I located his grave in September 2001, when this photo was taken, the first relative to visit it.
Hiroshima had a population of about 225,000 before the bombing. It is estimated that 66,000 died and 69,000 were injured. Many of the latter subsequently died from radiation.
Nagasaki had 195,000 people before the bombing of whom an estimated 39,000 died and 25,000 were injured.
Pope Paul was the first pope to visit the Philippines, in November 1970, and took a very personal interest in the development of the Church in Mindanao.
May all of these rest in peace.