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An Irish Soldier in the British Army

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Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: clarelibrary.ie ‘Claremen in the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers’. J Kidney is listed in the section ‘Clare men in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and where they came from’.   16th (Irish) Division and the Gas Attacks at Hulluch (Loos…


'The Story of the Iron Twelve' [Part 1] by Hedley Malloch

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This article first appeared, in two parts, in the journal of The Western Front Association, Stand To! No. 87 and No. 88. Members of the WFA have access to the entire Stand To! archive editions 1 to the present day. See Join the WFA.  This is the story – told over two successive issues of Stand To! - of eleven British soldiers, trapped behind the l…


CANCELLED - The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at the Rue du Bois.

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The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at the Rue du Bois.   By Gerry White. On the 8 May 1915 the 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers were making their way up the Rue du Bois to the front lines to take part in the Battle of Aubers Ridge that was to take place the following morning. Before reaching the front line the unit chaplain, Fr. F…