Author Topic: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?  (Read 132695 times)

James James

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #450 on: October 23, 2019, 04:01:15 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 :)
Regards, Richard

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-military-campaign-and-service-medals/


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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #452 on: October 23, 2019, 04:55:15 AM »
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 .

https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2162391/bailleul-communal-cemetery



https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/55905893/leslie-houston




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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #453 on: October 23, 2019, 05:12:59 AM »
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

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3531150

James James

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #454 on: October 23, 2019, 05:23:22 AM »
This topic has not been posted in for quite a while but im hoping some of the very knowledgeable posters who have been helping people are still watching it

I searched in a Forces War Records site to try and find my wife's grandfather Francis Forrester who served in WW1
The site came up with lots of Forresters but just one Francics
It gave his regiment as the RIF and his service number as 40584
We have a picture of him taken in uniform
I cannot make out his cap badge but he has harp badges on his collar
He definitely saw action and survived the war

He was from Ballymacarret in Belfast Beechfield street and later Kilmood Street in the same area

Any info would be greatly appreciated

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3525577

http://www.inniskillingsmuseum.com/trace-a-relative/

http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.com/2009/08/royal-inniskilling-fusiliers-1st-2nd.html

http://www.inniskillingsmuseum.com/shop/badges/

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30076233

https://www.nam.ac.uk/explore/royal-inniskilling-fusiliers

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #455 on: February 15, 2020, 05:22:49 PM »
Hi

My grandfather was Thomas Cooper and he served in the Inniskilling Fusiliers both before and during WW1, on the 1901 census his occupation is marked as Inniskilling Fusilier!

@SimonMFoster We are indeed related, my grandfather was Thomas Cooper and I have just found he had a brother called William.  I found the burial records for Robert and Annis Cooper and they are buried with a Mary Ann Spence (one of their daughters) and an Annie Tipping (again one of their daughters).  I am still struggling to find a marriage record between Robert and Annis (or Alice?), and a confirmed birth certificate for Thomas (the one I have states his mother was Alice Caldwell).  All very confusing.  Sorry it took so long to message but am not on the forum that much.