The Book of the Seventh Service Battalion the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: from Tipperary to Ypres PDF (Adobe DRM) download by G. A. Cooper Walker

The Book of the Seventh Service Battalion the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: from Tipperary to Ypres

Naval and Military Press
Publication date: September 2012
ISBN: 9781781507452
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In September 1914 the 16th (Irish) Division was formed, comprised of 47th, 48th and 49th Brigades, and among the infantry battalions allocated to the 49th Brigade was the 7th R Inniskilling Fusiliers, formed on 2nd October 1914. In the initial stages recruiting was difficult but a gradual improvement received an almighty set-back when in June 1915 the battalion was required to send a draft of 300 to the 10th Irish Division then in England, getting ready to embark for Gallipoli. This nearly resulted in the disbandment of the battalion, which had to start all over again, but by the time the division began its move to England in September 1915 the battalion was about 700 strong. After final training the division embarked for France in December, less the artillery and 49th Brigade which eventually crossed in February 1916. All this is recounted in Part I of the history. Part II is the story of the battalion on the Western front where it served till August 1917 when, on the 23rd, during...
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