Tag Archives: Ireland

Archive lists Irish casualties of World War I

An archive that lists the 49,000 soldiers from the island of Ireland who died during World War I or as a result of wounds sustained during battle has been made available to the public. The archive, entitled Ireland’s Memorial Records, … Continue reading

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Derry Journal tells tale of soldier shot at dawn

The Derry Journal reports how a 19-year-old soldier from the Inniskilling  Fusiliers was shot at dawn and how an officer refused to be involved with the execution. The newspaper also states that Private Robert Hope was shot for desertion in … Continue reading

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A commanding officer who fell while leading his men on 1 July 1916

Lieutenant colonel William Lyle was one of the most senior British officers killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme – 1 July 1916. He was commanding the 23rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (4th Tyneside Scottish) which suffered … Continue reading

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