89th Regiment of Foot
- 1759 raised from Clan Donald as the 89th (Highland) Regiment of Foot (or Morris's Highlanders)
- 1765 disbanded
- 1793 raised as the 89th Regiment of Foot
- 1866 became the 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot
- 1881 amalgamated with the 87th Regiment of Foot to become 2nd 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 still 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.
- 89th Regiment of Foot Wikipedia
- Royal Irish Fusiliers Wikipedia
- Royal Irish Rangers Wikipedia
- 89th (The Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot including deployments. Regiments.org, an archived website.
- The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) including deployments: 1st Battalion, 2nd Battalion Regiments.org, an archived website.
- 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
- Clifton, Ron. Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA Great War Forum 16 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
- Alan Grievson’s World War 1 Forum contains a a query and reply dated Tuesday 26th January 2016 regarding Charles McGowan, which can be located via the Search facility. Accessed 15 November 2016.
- kenf48. Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA Great War Forum 13 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 2016.