When The Royal Irish Rangers was formed by the amalgamation of the three antecedent regiments of the North Irish Brigade on 1st July 1968, the date chosen marked not only the birth of the new regiment, but a major battle honour shared by its antecedents: The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victorias). The summary includes a brief description of the collection(s) (usually including the covering dates of the collection), The regiment was one of eight infantry regiments raised and garrisoned in Ireland during this period. 6th Btn. Training was twelve weeks so the earliest he could have gone to France was February/March 1917. Thanks to everyone who has supported us over this time. Northamptonshire Regiment who died 14/03/1915 LE TOURET MEMORIAL France ' Pte. In early 1888, now Corporal OCathain and the 2nd Battalion was stationed at Alexandria in Egypt. 16th Battalion (d.22nd Aug 1916), Gorman Gilbert. The 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles was serving in Aden when the First World War broke out in August 1914. The Regiment went on to serve during the Burmese War of 1824-26 and returned to India in 1849 during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859 . His British War & Victory medal roll record (as linked by Jon in post #2) indicates that his WW1 overseas service was entirely with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. The Cairo garrison, together with a Royal Irish Rifles mounted infantry platoon of two officers and 37 other ranks, commanded by Brigadier Francis Grenfell, was hastily sent to Suakin in the Sudan were fighting ensued, where the military commander was Colonel Herbert Kitchener. Landed Anzac Cove 5 August 1915. (d.7th Jun 1917), Bird Alfred Thomas. (d.21st Mar 1917), Kerr A G.. L/Cpl. (d.24th Jun 1915), Bruce James. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Rflmn. Formed in Belfast in September 1914 from the Belfast Volunteers. 14th (Young Citizens) Btn. 9th Btn. Royal Air Force who died 24/02/1919 LINCOLN (NEWPORT) CEMETERY United Kingdom ' Rflmn. The attack was unsuccessful and cost the battalion many lives, including that of its colonel, who was mortally wounded early in the offensive. Michael Jordan 6th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (d.10th Aug 1915), Ireland's Unknown Soldiers: The 16th (Irish) Division in the Great War, Belfast Boys: How Unionists and Nationalists Fought and Died Together in the First World War. Harris Lee Moore. 5 March 1915 : absorbed a company of the Royal Jersey Militia. 11th (Service) Battalion (South Antrim) + AU $7.00 postage. It then had to weather heavy German counter-attacks which failed to dislodge the members of the battalion but caused very heavy casualties, amounting to 18 officers and 440 other ranks, including its Colonel. Rfmn. 20 December 1915 : landed at le Havre. Kings Royal Rifle Corps who died 02/03/1915 YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Belgium ' Rfmn. (Brigadier Nelson Russell, Commander 38 (Irish) Brigade, 1942-44), For individual museum opening times and information, please click on the relevant museum below: In October 1899, the Second Anglo-Boer War broke out between the British Empire and the independent Boer states of the South African Republic (Republic of Transvaal) and the Orange Free State. (d.7th Jun 1917), Burns John. Was your Army Service Corps soldier renumbered with a T4 prefix? (d.7th Jun 1917), Brown Patrick. (d.1st July 1915), Blackadder Thomas. Although the part played by the 36th (Ulster) Division in the Somme battles was over, there was still much to do for Inniskilling, Rifles and Faugh battalions. (d.1st July 1916) Bothwell R.. (d.1st Jul 1917) (d.1st Jul 1916), Henderson J.. 14th Btn. August 1914 : in Aden. (d.1st Jul 1916), Gallagher Thomas. In July 1953, during the Coronation Tour of Northern Ireland, Robert Quigg V.C. 1st Bn. When he enlisted, he served with the 12th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles, a regiment of the 36th (Ulster) Division. 8 October 1915 : transferred with Brigade to 25th Division. The Long, Long Trail has always been free to use but it does cost money to operate. 14th (Young Citizens) Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles during the Great War 1914-1918. 1st September 1914 Recruitment of 16th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Rifles 16th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Pioneers). The last casualty that Quigg saved was Robert Matthews, from the village of Mosside, less than six miles from Bushmills. Before the First World War, Robert Quigg worked on the Macnaghten estate close to the Giants Causeway, Co. Antrim. Survivors continued to fight with various units until the end of March when the battalion was moved to reserve and the task of rebuilding it began. The Division was relieved on 2 July, having suffered 5104 casualties of who approximately 2069 died. Commemoration Society was formed in October 2012 with the main objective of raising sufficient funds to erect a statue of Robert Quigg V.C. Rflmn. The Regiment was officially formed in 1881 when the 83rd and 86th Regiments of Foot were amalgamated however its history can be traced back 88 years prior to this date. Discharged 5.6.1921 (Fold 3) or 1922 (RUR Register). 26 October 1915 : transferred to 74th Brigade in same Division. dailyinfo[26]=' Chaplain 4th Class The Rev. Powered by Invision Community. in his home town of Bushmills, in time for the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Trace your military heritage through our Research Database. Rflmn. McComb James. - Royal Irish Regiment Museum. Those who earned them did so in a tradition born in the 17th century and carried on in the 21st century by the officers and all ranks of The Royal Irish Regiment. At Guillemont and Ginchy the already understrength 16th Division had suffered over 4,300 casualties. (d.7th Sep 1916), Aggas George Robert. (d.31st Jan 1917), Brady Edward. Formed in County Down in September 1914 from the Down Volunteers. The unit's final incarnation was as D (London Irish Rifles) Company, the London Regiment. 3rd July : Forceville. Formed in Holywood in April 1915 as a Reserve Battalion, from depot companies of 11th and 12th Bns. They embarked for Britain on the 27th of September 1914 and arrived at Liverpool on the 22nd of October they joined 25th Brigade, 8th Division at Hursley Park, Winchester. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources. 14th Btn. Also known as the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot and the 18th (The Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot, it was one of eight Irish regiments raised largely in Ireland, its home depot in Clonmel. On 13 November 1917 the battalion transferred to 108th Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division, absorbing the 7th Battalion. Returned to UK and landed at Liverpool on 22 October 1914. Eighteen was the conscription age under the Military Service Act 1916 which did not apply to Ireland. Moved to England in April 1918, going to Larkhill where absorbed by 3rd (Reserve) Bn. (d.20th August 1917), Gorman Gilbert. Royal Engineers who died 31/01/1919 COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY Germany ' Robert James Craig 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, Cpl. (d.1st July 1916), Mills J.. Rfm. October 1915 : landed at Le Havre. The service of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in World War I saw the battalion serving on the Western Front throughout the war. In 1937, the London Irish Rifles became a Territorial Army battalion of the Rifles, and the only TA battalion of an Irish regiment. Formed in Newcastle around October 1915 as a Reserve Battalion, from depot companies of 14th and 15th Bns. [4], After a further tour of the trenches at Rouge Bancs, the battalion was posted to Albert in the Somme. Otherwise my contact details can be found at www.fourteeneighteen.co.uk. Appears to have been at Cawnpore, Allahabad and possibly Shahjahanpur. A training unit of the Special Reserve, it moved on mobilisation to Holywood Barracks, with detachments going on coast defences. Lance Sjt. Moved to Newtownards and came under orders of 108th Brigade in 36th (Ulster) Division. On the outbreak of the Great War the regiments two regular battalions and three Special Reserve battalions were mobilised. Northumberland Fusiliers, 27th Bt . The Royal Irish Regiment, until 1881 the 18th Regiment of Foot, was an infantry regiment of the line in the British Army, first raised in 1684. The Robert Quigg V.C. By nightfall, the 12th Battalion had suffered horrific casualties and Quigg learned that Sir Harry Macnaghten was among the missing. As we were growing up WW1 was a dim and distant memory and, as far as my father was concerned, it wasn't something he wanted to discuss much with his children. . Moved to Hursley Park and came under command of 25th Brigade in 8th Division. John Campbell 14th Btn. Rflmn. It was amazing to see him with both arms and looking amazingly like my son, his grandson at the same age 100 years apart. 1/18th (London Irish Rifles) Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916), De Carteret Henry James. Trace your military heritage through our Research Database. Sir Harry Macnaghten has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France; he is among 26 men from Bushmills and district who were killed on the first day of the Somme. A training unit of the Special Reserve, it moved on mobilisation to Belfast. The Royal Irish Rifles, especially the 1st and 2nd Battalions. The bloody and prolonged Somme campaign included some of the hardest-earned battle honours handed down from our antecedent regiments. On either flank of the Ulster Division, the German defences had prevailed. With 49th Brigade called in to support the attack, more success was gained on the left where 7th Bn The Royal Irish Rifles of 48th Brigade and 7th Bn The Royal Irish Fusiliers of 49th Brigade broke through the German line, allowing two battalions from The Royal Dublin Fusiliers to pass through to seize the objective. Library contains many many diary entries, personal letters and other documents, most transcribed into plain text. Their front line skirted the northern edge of Thiepval wood, facing a gentle upward slope toward Schwaben Redoubt, a defensive complex in the second main German trench system north of Thiepval. That battle had occurred fifty-two years earlier, then within living memory for many. Commemoration Society. Rfm. to help with the costs of keeping the site running. Would George or any soldierhave just done training until he was 19 years old when they were shipped overseas? Please enter your password, it must be 8 or more characters, I agree to Terms and Conditions and Privacy Statement, 498 people in our Victorian Conflicts records, Many exclusive records, found only on our site, 1 on 1 Personal assistance from military photo and document experts, Access to Orbats mapping tool, allowing you to trace your WW1 ancestors steps. Free shipping for many products! L/Cpl. The village had resisted all previous attempts to capture it and resistance remained stubborn, resulting in heavy losses for 47th Brigade. (d.28th Jul 1917), Boyd Samuel. New Zealand Engineers who died 13/03/1918 ST. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION France ' Bluecher German Navy who died 29/01/1915 CANNOCK CHASE GERMAN MILITARY CEMETERY United Kingdom ' On 8 February 1918 the battalion transferred again to 107th Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division. 5th (Extra Reserve) Battalion based on surviving service records dates from between 17thOctober (5/9858)-18thNovember 1916 (5/9986) so could not have served in a theatre of war in 1914/15, therefore no entitlement to the 14-15 Star. 12th (Service) Battalion, (Central Antrim), Royal Irish Rifles. Rfm. dailyinfo[22]=' 25368 Quartermaster Serjeant Leonard Henry CADE Meritorious Service Medal 12th Coy. On 15/02/2019 at 15:12, jonbem said: On 17/02/2019 at 14:33, kenf48 said: WARD, Frederick, Private (50236). Collins William Robert. The Faughs too received le Transloy as a battle honour. Formed at Lurgan in September 1914 from the Down Volunteers. [1] Pte. 1st of September 2022 marks 23 years since the launch of the Wartime Memories Project. dailyinfo[25]=' 262952 Private Archibald Stanley BURGNEAY 8th Bn. [6] Very few of its original members from 1914 survived the war.[7]. Braving No-Mans Land Sergeant Robert Quigg V.C, By Leonard Quigg/the Robert Quigg V.C. Pte. Sgt. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. 10th Btn. October 1915 : landed at Boulogne. Welcome to Irelands Great War a program dedicated to exploring Irelands role in the Great War 1914 1918, its aftermath and legacy. The 1st Battalion took part in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March 1915, the Battle of Fromelles in July 1915 and the Battle of Loos in September 1915 before taking part in the Battle of the Somme in September 1916. 9th Btn. In July 1968 the three constituent Regiments merged to form the three component battalions of the newly created "Royal Irish Rangers (27th (Inniskilling), 83rd & 87th)". 14th Btn. Returned to UK and landed at Liverpool on 22 October 1914. Search this site. Royal Irish Rifles, Rfm. (d.7th Jun 1917). He was seven hours engaged in this most gallant work, and finally was so exhausted that he had to give it up. 11th Btn (d.1st Jul 1916), Whelan William Clement. Formed in Holywood around November 1915 as a Reserve Battalion, from depot companies of 13th and 16th Bns. 'I turned over one poor chap on a rocky, bloody crag on Tanngoucha. Moved to Clandeboye in July 1915. 'Nec Aspera Terrent. var daym=mydate.getDate() Looking at your PDF, the medals are (left to right): Curiously, his Medal Index Card (linked by Jon in post#3) isn't annotated to show an award of the 14/15 Star; and I didn't find him in the relevant medal roll.