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89th Regiment of Foot

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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]].<ref>Clifton, Ron. [http Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA] ''Great War Forum'' 16 November 2016. Retrieved 17 November 201625 April 2019.</ref>
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>[ ?page=36/ Alan Grievson’s World War 1 Forum] contains a , Scroll down to a query and reply dated Tuesday 26th January 2016 regarding Charles McGowan, which can be located via the Search facility. Accessed 15 November 2016.</ref>
From an existing service record, it appears that the Battalion was still in Maymyo, Burma in August 1919.<ref> kenf48. [http Regimental Districts of WW1 INDIA] ''Great War Forum'' 13 November 2016. Retrieved 15 November 201625 April 2019.</ref>
Also see [[Bedfordshire Regiment]] for the type of duties which may have been undertaken in Burma by a Garrison Battalion.

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