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*'''1968'''  amalgamated with The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to become The Royal Irish Rangers
 
*'''1968'''  amalgamated with The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to become The Royal Irish Rangers
 
*'''1991''' amalgamated with the Ulster Defence Regiment to form the new The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment).   
 
*'''1991''' amalgamated with the Ulster Defence Regiment to form the new The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment).   
   
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==First World War==
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===1st Garrison Battalion===
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1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was raised in Dublin in September 1915. In February 1916 it sailed for India where it arrived on March 4th 1916 and remained until May 1917 when it joined the Burma Division.
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They arrived in Mandalay in May 1917 from Bombay. In October 1917 they moved to [[Shwebo]], and in December 1918 they moved to [[Maymyo]].<ref>Clifton, Ron. [https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/244878-regimental-districts-of-ww1-india/?do=findComment&comment=2464233  Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA] ''Great War Forum'' 16 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2019.</ref>
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Lance Corporal Charles McGowan, G/283, who served in the 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, was based at Police Bungalow Colaba Bombay in February 1917.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20190425043935/http://www.circlecity.co.uk/wartime/board/index.php?page=36/ Alan Grievson’s World War 1 Forum], Scroll down to  a query and reply dated Tuesday 26th January 2016 regarding  Charles McGowan. </ref>
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From an existing service record, it appears that the Battalion was still in Maymyo, Burma  in August 1919.<ref> kenf48. [https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/244878-regimental-districts-of-ww1-india/?do=findComment&comment=2463475 Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA] ''Great War Forum'' 13 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2019.</ref>
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Also see [[Bedfordshire Regiment]] for the type of duties which may have been undertaken in Burma by a Garrison Battalion.
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
===Historical Books Online===
 
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/87th_(Royal_Irish_Fusiliers)_Regiment_of_Foot 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot] Wikipedia<br>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Victoria%27s_(Royal_Irish_Fusiliers) Royal Irish Fusiliers] Wikipedia<br> [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Irish_Rangers Royal Irish Rangers] Wikipedia<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/87th_(Royal_Irish_Fusiliers)_Regiment_of_Foot 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot] Wikipedia
[http://web.archive.org/web/20080102151205/www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/087-793.htm  87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Victoria%27s_(Royal_Irish_Fusiliers) Royal Irish Fusiliers] Wikipedia<br>  
including  [http://web.archive.org/web/20071024090334/www.regiments.org/deploy/uk/reg-inf/087-1.htm deployments of the 1st Battalion]. Regiments.org, an archived site.<br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Irish_Rangers Royal Irish Rangers] Wikipedia<br>
[http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museums/0000000103-Royal-Irish-Fusiliers-Regimental-Museum.htm Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum]
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20080102151205/www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/087-793.htm  87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot] including  [http://web.archive.org/web/20071024090334/www.regiments.org/deploy/uk/reg-inf/087-1.htm deployments of the 1st Battalion]. Regiments.org, an archived site.
Army Museums Ogilby Trust
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20071223004556/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/inf/087RIrF.htm The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)] including deployments: [http://web.archive.org/web/20071213234356/http://regiments.org/deploy/uk/reg-inf/087-1.htm 1st Battalion], [http://web.archive.org/web/20080201140622/http://www.regiments.org/deploy/uk/reg-inf/089-1.htm 2nd Battalion] Regiments.org, an archived site
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*[http://www.armymuseums.org.uk/museums/0000000103-Royal-Irish-Fusiliers-Regimental-Museum.htm Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum] at Armagh. Army Museums Ogilby Trust
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*[http://www.royal-irish.com/ The Royal Irish <nowiki>[Regiment]</nowiki>]  Details of Museums and future database for the Royal Irish Fusiliers (87th and [[89th Regiment of Foot|89th]] Regiments of Foot), the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers ([[27th Regiment of Foot|27th]] and [[3rd Madras (European) Infantry|108th]] Regiments of Foot),  and the Royal Irish Rifles ([[83rd Regiment of Foot|83rd]] and [[86th Regiment of Foot|86th]] Regiments of Foot). In addition, in time it is intended to include in the database the names of many soldiers who served in what have become known as the Disbanded Irish Regiments, such as the Connaught Rangers, ([[88th Regiment of Foot|88th]] and [[94th Regiment of Foot|94th]] Regiments of Foot), the Dublin Fusiliers ([[1st Madras (European) Fusiliers|102th]] and [[1st Bombay (European) Fusiliers| 103th]] Regiments of Foot) and the [[18th Regiment of Foot|(18th) Royal Irish Regiment]]
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Latest revision as of 04:54, 25 April 2019

The Royal Irish Fusiliers

Chronology

  • 1793 raised as the 87th (The Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot
  • 1820 became the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot
  • 1881 amalgamated with the 89th Regiment of Foot to become 1st Battalion, Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers), later changed to The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)
  • 1968 amalgamated with The Royal Ulster Rifles and The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to become The Royal Irish Rangers
  • 1991 amalgamated with the Ulster Defence Regiment to form the new The Royal Irish Regiment (27th (Inniskilling) 83rd and 87th and Ulster Defence Regiment).

First World War

1st Garrison Battalion

1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was raised in Dublin in September 1915. In February 1916 it sailed for India where it arrived on March 4th 1916 and remained until May 1917 when it joined the Burma Division.

They arrived in Mandalay in May 1917 from Bombay. In October 1917 they moved to Shwebo, and in December 1918 they moved to Maymyo.[1]

Lance Corporal Charles McGowan, G/283, who served in the 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, was based at Police Bungalow Colaba Bombay in February 1917.[2]

From an existing service record, it appears that the Battalion was still in Maymyo, Burma in August 1919.[3]

Also see Bedfordshire Regiment for the type of duties which may have been undertaken in Burma by a Garrison Battalion.

External Links

Historical Books Online

Historical Record of the Eighty-Seventh Regiment, or the Royal Irish Fusiliers : containing an account of the formation of the regiment in 1793, and of its subsequent services to 1853 Archive.org. Indian service commences page 16 in 1815 in Calcutta.

Other

References

  1. Clifton, Ron. Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA Great War Forum 16 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Alan Grievson’s World War 1 Forum, Scroll down to a query and reply dated Tuesday 26th January 2016 regarding Charles McGowan.
  3. kenf48. Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA Great War Forum 13 November 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2019.