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The Irish regiments in the First World War

Henry Harris

The Irish regiments in the First World War

by Henry Harris

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Published by Mercier Press in Cork .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Henry Harris ; With a foreword by G. A. Hayes-McCoy.
ContributionsHayes-McCoy, G. A.
The Physical Object
Pagination230p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22820281M

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19th century. The regiment fought in the First Opium War () and the Second Burma War (). It then formed part of India’s garrison until , when it moved to the Crimean War ().. In , the regiment raised a 2nd Battalion again, this time out of volunteers from Ireland’s militia regiments. Irish Regiments in the First World War by H. E. D. Harris and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

Irish Regiments of World War One. 8, likes 10 talking about this. This page will feature different histories & information of the disbanded Irish regiments of the British army. We have no Followers: K.   Read more: Letters sent home to Ireland from World War I McGuinness said, "Over , Irishmen fought in the war and o were killed, which shows the human impact of the war .


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Osprey's examination of the Irish Regiments and their involvement in World War I () and World War II (). The tens of thousands of Irish soldiers who fought in the British Army in World War I gained a fierce fighting reputation, distinguishing themselves at /5(7).

By Gavin Hughes, Published by Merrion Press Reviewer: Kieran Glennon This is a book of ambitious scale. Most studies of Ireland’s involvement in the Great War have focussed either on particular campaigns such as Gallipoli or the Somme, or on particular military formations, especially the three best-known – the 10 th (Irish), 16 th (Irish) and 36 th (Ulster) Divisions.

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During the First World War officers and men of The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were awarded eight Victoria Crosses, The Royal Irish Rifles three and The Royal Irish Fusiliers two. Uniquely, The Royal Irish Rifles were awarded two on the same day - 1 July Irish regiments in the First World War by Harris, Henry and a great selection of related books, cause for yearssssssss after it defeat in Ireland in Tells for the first time the story of the half million--the Irish regiments in the British Army in the Great War Photographs Dust jacket is rubbd with small tears on edge of jacket.

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the first world war. At 11pm on the 4th Augustthe British government declared war on Germany and its Allies. The first encounter between British and German troops took place on 22nd Augustwhen men of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards opened fire on.

Inthe London Irish Rifles became a Territorial Army battalion of the Rifles, and the only TA battalion of an Irish regiment. During the Second World War all three regiments served with distinction on many fronts from Europe to the Far East.

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For nearly years, Irish soldiers made up a significant minority of the British Army. Indespite the rising movement for Irish independence, more thanIrishmen volunteered, and won an imperishable reputation.

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Most Irish people would be surprised to learn that an estimatedIrishmen served in the British army. The silence in our history books Author: Elaine Byrne. Fighting Irish is a chronological account of the First World War from the perspective of the men of the Irish Regiments of the British Army, revealing the extent of the Irish /5(2).The regiment served in India, the Boer War and in France during the First World War.

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It also perpetuates the active service of the 1st Canadian Machine Gun Battalion from the First World War and the indirect service of the th (Sportsmen) Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and the th (Canadian Irish) Battalion, CEF.