Author Topic: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?  (Read 137427 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 :)
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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.

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #456 on: March 14, 2021, 11:52:35 AM »
hi all.looking any extra info on a great uncle who served wiyh the royal inniskillen fusiliers,
 
 Casualty Details
Name: HEWITT, JOHN
Initials: John. r
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Service No: 12760
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 08/11/1918
Service No: 12760
Additional information: Son of Alfred V. and Margaret Hewitt (nee Kidd), of Moira, Co. Down. Also served at Gallipoli, Salonika, Egypt and Palestine.  before he DoW in France on the 8.11.18 age 26. Buried in Premont British Cemetery, Aisne, France, plot 2, row C, grave 17,
 
thank you.parker

Hi, John Hewitt would have been my Great Great Uncle. My Great Granny was Adelaide. Just been looking up the family and came across this.  Just thought i would say hello. ::)

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #457 on: April 02, 2021, 05:03:23 AM »
Hi Everyone

I was hoping that I can get some help with a little more info on my Great Uncle William Alexander Laverty b.1893 in Ireland, he was in the Inniskilling Fusiliers and stationed in Egypt at the start of WW I, He was in the Machine Gun Corps, and possibly earned a medal for his service.  I know itís not much, if I can find out anything else I will add to post.
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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #458 on: April 02, 2021, 11:28:42 AM »
Hi Everyone

I was hoping that I can get some help with a little more info on my Great Uncle William Alexander Laverty b.1893 in Ireland, he was in the Inniskilling Fusiliers and stationed in Egypt at the start of WW I, He was in the Machine Gun Corps, and possibly earned a medal for his service.  I know itís not much, if I can find out anything else I will add to post.
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If you go to the national archives link shown in the 1st screenshot you will be able to purchase his record for £3.50 and it is instantly there for you.









Hope this helps
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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #459 on: April 02, 2021, 11:57:39 AM »
Is this William and his family?



If it is may I suggest that you start a new and separate thread otherwise this thread may get clogged up with to and fro correspondence which may not be relevant to the Inniskilling thread 👍🏼

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #460 on: April 02, 2021, 10:25:02 PM »
If you go to the national archives link shown in the 1st screenshot you will be able to purchase his record for £3.50 and it is instantly there for you.

The Medal Index Cards are free at the moment, you just need to sign in.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D3304065

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #461 on: April 02, 2021, 11:19:21 PM »

Well spotted Valkerr, I was not aware of that.
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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #462 on: April 03, 2021, 05:20:56 AM »
Bread Basket,
Thank you. Yes that is the William Iím looking for.  That is most of the family in the Census.  I read my original post and forgot to mention I am looking into his military career in the Inniskilling Fusiliers not family info as I have already looked into that.  Family had told me William had served in Egypt and reached the rank of Captain in the field, I have decided to confirm all of this.

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Mith

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Re: Did you or a relative serve with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers?
« Reply #463 on: April 03, 2021, 05:23:02 AM »
Valkerr,
Thank you for that info on the free records I have taken advantage of that and downloaded a copy.

Regards
Mith