Author Topic: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?  (Read 123730 times)

SimonMFoster

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #435 on: March 31, 2018, 12:45:45 PM »
My grandfather was in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers both before and during WW1, details I have are below.

6519 Thomas Cooper

Enlisted 13 January 1900 served until 31st Jan 1908.
Re-enlisted 5 August 1914 and served in France,
transferred to the Royal Irish Regiment in April 1917
transferred to the Labour Corps in May 1917  Served the rest of the war in France and returned home to Belfast in 1919.

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Ditz

It seems that we are related! Thomas Cooper's sister, Annie Cooper, married William John Tipping in 1893 (which is why she doesn't appear with Thomas in the 1901 census). Annie and William are my great grandparents. Therefore, your grandfather is my great great uncle. Therefore, we are second cousins once removed.
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krimmler

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #436 on: March 31, 2018, 02:42:07 PM »
MOSES CHAMBERS 1ST BATTALION 9870 KILLED IN ACTION GALLIPOLI 21/08/15

GEORGE CHAMBERS  FUSILLER 6980863 JOINED 4/1/1940

SimonMFoster

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #437 on: August 11, 2018, 10:50:58 AM »
I have just discovered that my Great Grandfather James Gunton Cable was a Private (No. 40058) with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from his marriage certificate dated 1875.  He was born and brought up in Norfolk,[although later settled in Belfast] so I am curious about why an English man would join the Inniskillings.

It happens. My granduncle was born in Luton, and joined the Royal Irish Rifles in 1914. The only connection that his family had to Ireland was that his brother (my grandfather) met my grandmother (who was born in Belfast) in 1928.
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James James

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #438 on: August 12, 2018, 04:53:25 AM »
He could, and probably did, enlist in England, because the 2nd Battalion was stationed in Tidworth at the start of WW1.

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #439 on: November 17, 2018, 11:25:07 AM »

I recently inherited a pocket watch and found it belonged to my Great Great Grandfather, Henry Staples.
It was given to him in 1905 and is engraved:
"Presented by the Officers of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers to Lance Corporal Staples as a token of their recognition of his services. June 1905"

I believe he was in the Fusiliers until 1905 based on the above, but not sure when he would have joined.
The note with the watch states he met his wife, Ellen, whilst serving, and the 1901 census lists the following on the same page:
Henry Staples, age 37 - Head, Born London England
Ellen Staples, age 36 - Wife, Born Ireland
Alfred Staples, age 11 - Son, Born Portsmouth, England
George Noel Staples. age 5, born Kinsale, Ireland

I believe he was enlisted for around 25 years total - but another census has him stationed in Portsmouth - which would explain why his sons were born in different places.

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #440 on: November 17, 2018, 11:46:02 AM »

Just to add - looks like his "Army number" was 486 having looked on the Museum's trace a relative page. Think I'll be submitting a research order soon :)
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Richard


RichardMK

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #442 on: November 17, 2018, 01:08:52 PM »

Thank you! I really need to work on my "reading old writing" abilities though - I've no idea what that says for Ellen's maiden name!
Did manage to find some more information on George though now that I have his date of birth - nice to find some ancestors that were aircraft fitters, and adds to the reason for some old sketch books amongst the items I inherited that were full of aircraft pictures are drawings!
Thanks again!
Richard

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #443 on: November 17, 2018, 01:32:39 PM »


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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #444 on: November 18, 2018, 03:16:55 PM »
Hi my great grandfather on mother's side served in 2nd battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He enlisted in Ballymena but died from his wounds 31/10/1914.
Leslie Houston aged 28.
Buried in Bailieul Communal Cemetery Nord .

Familyresearcher5000

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #445 on: November 20, 2018, 02:19:54 PM »
Not got all the information

My Grandfather

Francis Alfred Foster Birth 2 March 1897 Tullyquin, Glebe, Co Tyrone.

Private 41509

Royal Irish Fusiliers

Wounded at Kemmel (Somme)

Partially blinded.

Any information anyone has would be most appreciated

Regards F researcher

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #446 on: November 28, 2018, 09:42:38 PM »
Mark Duff was with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers? He was also a POW in 1918 in Germany. He was a sergeant, regimental #2817.

Kathleen Donnelly

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #447 on: December 14, 2018, 08:55:25 PM »
Hello I would be glad to give you the info:

My grandfather Patrick Joseph Beattie Sergeant belonged to Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

H served in India,actually was in Peshaware even that long ago.;
Also served in the Boer War
And in the Great War

He was also in Chelse(sp) Hospital for a couple of years. He returned home in 1939 around April. They told me he cried when he heard War was declared and said, it would not be like any other War.

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