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A Special Relationship? War in North America

The 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment in North America, 1776-1815 As European settlers flooded into the vast and nearly empty lands of lakes, rivers, mountains and plains, a struggle for power followed between the European nations for control of the huge natural resources of

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Milazzo, Sicily 1806 and 1943 – 27th Foot and 6th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Milazzo town and citadel are located on the north coast of Sicily, not far from the strategically important Straits of Messina, the narrow waterway separating Sicily from mainland Italy. On two occasions, separated by four generations, Inniskillings were in Sicily

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Captain John Forsythe Harvey

Captain John Forsythe Harvey, 9th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Tyrone Volunteers) Whilst researching for a forthcoming book on the 36th (Ulster) Division in the German Spring Offensive, March 1918, the following headstone was found at Noyon New British Cemetery,

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The Inniskillings in Burma, January – April 1943

75 Years Ago the Inniskillings Suffer a Second Bloody Nose in Burma. In January 1942, the army of Imperial Japan invaded the British possession of Burma. The British and British Indian army forces were out flanked, defeated and were forced

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Battle of the Garigliano – Italy, 17-18 January 1944

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FRANCIS LEDWIDGE; SOLDIER, POET

ENNISKILLEN CONCERT TO CELEBRATE AN INNISKILLING FUSILIER AND WAR POET Francis Ledwidge was born in Slane, County Meath in 1887. He was the son of a farm labourer and worked in the local copper mines. In his early years Ledwidge

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Lieutenant Cormac Patrick James WRAY

A courageous Inniskilling is killed during a trench raid, 15th/16th July 1916. Trench Raids. Trench raids were carried out by both sides, usually at night, for a variety of reasons: To obtain information on enemy defences and units. To capture prisoners

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Opening of The Quartermaster’s Store

Phase one of our Great War Legacy Project saw the opening on 13 April of the ‘Quartermaster’s Store’, Information Desk and Shop, by former Inniskillings Museum Curator and Trustee, Maj (Retd) George Stephens MBE DL in celebration of his 90th birthday.

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1917 – Darkest Days

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An Intrepid Campaigner

Lieutenant Colonel Terence T. Macartney-Filgate OBE,  1898 – 1981 Known as ‘Phil’, he came from a military family from Co Louth, and joined the Inniskillings’ Special Reserve in 1915. On obtaining his commission in 1917, he was posted to the

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