Legion d’Honneur for D Day hero Jack

 

Barbara Allshire proudl wears her husband Jack's medals from WWII, while holding the Legion d'Honneur, at the presentation ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, last Sunday.

Barbara Allshire proudl wears her husband Jack’s medals from WWII, while holding the Legion d’Honneur, at the presentation ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, last Sunday.

Jack Allshire from Lom-bardstown, who was only 18 years of age when he was among the Allied troops who came ashore in Normandy on D-Day during World War II, was post-humously presented with the Légion d’Honneur by the French govern-ment at Glasnevin Cemetery last Sunday, 13th November.
The Légion d’Honneur, France’s highest civilian award, was presented by Minister Jean-Marc Todeschini, and accepted by Jack’s widow Barbara on his behalf at a ceremony in Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.
Jack served with the Royal Ulster Rifles in World War II, landing on Sword Beach on D-Day, 6th June 1944. He died recently at the age of 89.