87th Regiment of Foot
The Royal Irish Fusiliers
- 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.
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.
From an existing service record, it appears that the Battalion was in Maymyo, Burma in August 1919.
Also see Bedfordshire Regiment for the type of duties which may have been undertaken in Burma by a Garrison Battalion.
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.
- 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Royal Irish Fusiliers Wikipedia
- Royal Irish Rangers Wikipedia
- 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot including deployments of the 1st Battalion. Regiments.org, an archived site.
- The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived site
- Royal Irish Fusiliers Regimental Museum at Armagh. Army Museums Ogilby Trust
- The Royal Irish [Regiment] Details of Museums and future database for the Royal Irish Fusiliers (87th and 89th Regiments of Foot), the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (27th and 108th Regiments of Foot), and the Royal Irish Rifles (83rd and 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 and 94th Regiments of Foot), the Dublin Fusiliers (102th and 103th Regiments of Foot) and the (18th) Royal Irish Regiment