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Somme Bugle to sound the ‘Advance’ 100 years on

On 1st July 1916, Drummer Jack Downs of the 10th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, sounded the ‘Advance’ of the 36th (Ulster) Division at the Battle of the Somme. Over the first two days of the battle, the Division lost some

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Battle of Jutland, 31 May – 01 Jun 1916

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Easter Week, 1916 : A Double Tragedy

Irish homes in mourning. 41 Irish soldiers died in the Dublin Rising, and 581 in the Battle of Hulluch in France. Well over 1,000 were wounded in the battle, including many gassed. For the rest of their lives these men

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FLAG RETURNS TO LIBERTY HALL AFTER 100 YEARS On Easter Tuesday 25th April 1916 soldiers of the 3rd, 4th and 12th Reserve Battalions of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers arrived in Dublin as part of a hastily assembled Ulster Composite Battalion

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Museum artefacts link two Inniskillings who fought in Spain in 1813

Some very rare 200 year old items from the period of the Peninsula War are on display in the Inniskillings Museum. These items are the belongings of two Inniskilling officers. They are linked in an extraordinary way, though the items

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HENRY LAMB, MC 1883-1960

Doctor and War Artist Henry Lamb was born in Australia, but the family moved to Manchester, where his father was appointed professor of mathematics at the university. Henry studied medicine for four years at its medical school.  However he abandoned

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A Forgotten Campaign

The 5th and 6th Inniskillings arrive in Salonica, Greece, October 1915 The 5th and 6th Battalions of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were in 31 Brigade, 10th Irish Division.  Their sister battalions in the Brigade were 5th and 6th Royal Irish

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In the Spring 1930 edition of The Sprig of Shillelagh, covering the period of April, May, and June, the unveiling of the “Le Touret Memorial”, at the Military Cemetery in Richebourg, was reported. According to the article, there were 13,479

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The Death of Innocence – The Gallipoli Campaign

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Imperial Duties, 1903 -1914

Playing the tourist! Egypt 1903 - 1908

A far flung Empire before the First World War.  Egypt. Even before the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt, a part of the Turkish Empire, was the land bridge for communication with Britain’s possessions in India and the

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