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The 2nd Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War

by James W. Taylor

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Published by Four Courts Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European history: First World War,
  • Regiments,
  • First World War, 1914-1918,
  • Military - World War I,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: World,
  • Europe,
  • Ireland,
  • Regimental histories,
  • Great Britain,
  • Europe - Ireland,
  • Campaigns,
  • Western Front,
  • World War, 1914-1918

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages362
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8972642M
    ISBN 101851829520
    ISBN 109781851829521

    Following his acclaimed The 1st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War, James Taylor now completes his study of the regiment's Regular battalions. Having been part of 3rd Division in the original Expeditionary Force, they fought at places such as Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne, La Basse, Somme, Messines, and Bellewaarde, ending the war as part of 36th (Ulster) Division. They suffered in excess of.   An obscure, interesting story of the Irish at war is "The 1st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War." Based on recently released files from the British Public Record Office, author James Taylor Author: TOM DEIGNAN.

    The King's Royal Rifle Corps was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army that was originally raised in British North America as the Royal American Regiment during the phase of the Seven Years' War in North America known as 'The French and Indian War.' Subsequently numbered the 60th Regiment of Foot, the regiment served for more than years throughout the British : British Army. The 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles came into being following the reorganisation of the British Army in The amalgamation of two historic regiments – the 83 rd (County of Dublin) and the 86 th (Royal County Down) Regiments of Foot, formed one of many two battalion Regiments in the army – the 1 st and 2 nd Battalions Royal Irish Rifles.

    GWA British Troops. 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. The Royal Irish Rifles are dedicated to the historically accurate portrayal of the Irish soldier on the Western Front. The unit is mostly from the mid-Atlantic region and we are accepting recruits from like minded individuals. Unit Contact: Brian McCleaf. Email: [email protected] Published by Four Courts Press Ltd in , this is the first hardback printing of James W Taylor's THE 1ST ROYAL IRISH RIFLES IN THE GREAT WAR. pages, black cloth binding, gilt lettering, maps, photographs the book is in very good condition with a signature from .


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The 2nd Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War by James W. Taylor Download PDF EPUB FB2

Anyone with a passion for the Irish Rifles or for that matter the great war, should purchase this superb follow up to the book James had written on the 1st battalion.

The book follows the 2nd Irish Rifles from until Complete with Officer casualties, other rank casualties, gallantry med. Following his acclaimed The 1st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War, James Taylor now completes his study of the regiment's Regular battalions.

Having been part of 3rd Division in the original Expeditionary Force, they fought at places such as Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne, La Bassee, Somme, Messines, and Bellewaarde, ending the war as part of 36th (Ulster) Division.

Get this from a library. The 2nd Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War. [James W Taylor] -- "Following his The 1st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War, James Taylor now completes his study of the regiment's Regular battalions.

Having been part of 3rd Division in the original Expeditionary. Royal Irish Rifles - 1st & 2nd Battalions Here's a snapshot of Royal Irish Rifles enlistments from The Royal Irish Rifles was formed on 1st July ; the 1st Battalion from the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot, and the 2nd Battalion from the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot.

Taylor's latest book joins his earlier study, The 1 st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War (), and what is true for the volunteers of and is even more so for the pre-war regulars and territorials of British regiments of the Line. Indeed, when the Irish free state was born, the Royal Irish Rifles was retitled as the Royal Ulster Author: Bob Bushaway.

2nd Royal Irish Rifles were attached to 7th Infantry Brigade 3rd Division and was part of the British Expeditionary Force (John French, serving as the first Commander-in-Chief of the BEF) The First Battle of the Marne fought between 5 and 12 September marked the end of the German sweep into France and the beginning of the trench warfare that was to characterise World War One.

Buy The 2nd Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War by James W. Taylor (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).

Following his acclaimed The 1st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War, James Taylor now completes his study of the regiment's Regular battalions.

Having been part of 3rd Division in the original Expeditionary Force, they fought at places such as Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne, La Bassée, Somme, Messines, and Bellewaarde, ending the war as part of Cited by: 1.

About this Item: Four Courts Press Ltd, Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Published by Four Courts Press Ltd inthis is the first hardback printing of James W Taylor's THE 2ND ROYAL IRISH RIFLES IN THE GREAT WAR.

pages, black and gilt cloth binding, map. the book and dust jacket are both in very good condition. 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles likes.

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (recreated) Followers: The Royal Irish Rifles (became the Royal Ulster Rifles from 1 January ) was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army, first created in by the amalgamation of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot and the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of regiment saw service in the Second Boer War, the First World War, the Second World War, and the Korean : British Army.

Cpl. Henry Alexander Williams MM. 13th Btn. Royal Irish Rifles. My great grandfather Henry Williams served in the Great War with the 2nd and 7th Battalions, Royal Irish Rifles and the 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment and was awarded the Military Medal for Bravery in the field in France awarded   Happily this examination by Dublin civil servant James Taylor of the experience of the 1st Royal Irish Rifles, a regular battalion which served on the western front virtually throughout the war, belongs firmly at the upper end of this spectrum.

The book—written partly in memory of Taylor's great-uncle, killed with the battalion—has two. Rfmn. William Lewis 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (d.1st July ) William James Lewis was the son of William James Lewis and Ellen Lewis of 58 Rutland Street, South Belfast.

He was my Grandfather's brother. William joined the Royal Irish Rifles, 36th Ulster Division and was sent to. We have a very limited site database that currently contains the names and details of only s soldiers who served in The Royal Irish Rifles and The Royal Irish Fusiliers up to ; it does not contain any information about personnel who served in The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, The Royal Irish Rangers, The Ulster Defence Regimental.

The author of this book is the well-known historian whose works include The First World War and The History of the 36th (Ulster) Division. The regiment was unusual in that it had three Reserve battalions, 3rd, 4th and 5th, none of which left the British Isles and take up a brief chapter in this : Capt Cyril Falls.

The 2nd Battalion Royal irish Regiment was a regular army battalion which had served in France since 14th August Therefore, Private Thomas Lee, of the Royal irish Regiment would have joined the Battalion in or later as part of a draft of reinforcements. The Army was reorganised in February and some units were disbanded.

The 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles, on 25 Octobermarched from Belfast Infantry Barracks* to the Great Northern Railway Station*, Belfast and entrained for Queenstown**, County Cork, where it embarked on the Britannic (right) bound for South Africa. Its strength was 27 officers and other ranks.

The 2nd Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War. description Object description. Bibl.:p Object description. Includes index. Show more. Object details Category Books Related period First World War (content), First World War (content) Creator TAYLOR, JAMES W. (Author) Four Courts Press (Publisher) Production date Text extracted from the book 'The Royal Irish Rifles in The Great War', Vol.

By Cyril Falls and Printed by Gale & Polden Ltd in Printed for private circulation only. This copy was the property of Sergeant Jackson Clarke, 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. By permission of Stephen Kerr - SK Photo. During World War One, the 2nd Royal Irish Rifles saw action at Mons, the Somme and other fields of battle.

Taylor's history of the battalion gives biographical details on over officers and other ranks as well as details of the men who were court-martialled, including the only member to be executed.A Memoriam Website database for Irish soldiers with Photos.

Search for WW1 Service Personal with Irish connections. Royal Irish Rifles: Miss/KIA: 25/10/ Belfast: 17 Great George St: Hutton: Richard: Rfm: 3rd: Royal Irish Rifles: KIA: 2nd: Royal Irish Rifles: KIA.The 1st Royal Scots and 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers, originally sailing as corps troops, were landed at East London soon after the Rifles, so that the general had shortly at his command three full battalions, half of the 2nd Berkshire Regiment, some companies of regular Mounted Infantry, and some useful local troops, such as the Cape Mounted.