In 1946 Lord Haw-Haw was executed and buried in an unmarked grave at Wandsworth Prison in England. Thirty years later his remains were repatriated and buried at his final resting place in Galway.
William Joyce, also known as Lord Haw-Haw, was executed by the British after being convicted of high treason for his role as a pro-Nazi propaganda broadcaster during World War II. On 19 August 1976 his body was brought back to Ireland, accompanied by his daughter Heather Iandalo. His remains were reburied at a cemetery in Bohermore in Galway.
The ceremony in Galway was attended by around two hundred people, some who knew Joyce when he lived in Galway with his family between 1909 and 1922. Following a Latin mass, the plain white coffin was placed in an unmarked grave. Heather Iandalo had campaigned for ten years to have her father's body brought back to Galway. While many regarded her father as a traitor, she was now happy that her father's final wish had been fulfilled.
An RTÉ News report by Jim Fahy broadcast on 20 August 1976.