April 19. Remembered at Tyne Cot and Rangoon. Roll of Honour

A newspaper report from 1915 gives an insight into the establishment of a reserve battalion for the Inniskilling Fusiliers. Five men in the Royal Irish Fusiliers died this day in 1918. They are remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial and Cemetery in Belgium. Fred Cooke was a Mason and UVF member in Whitehead, Robert Hamilton is also named on the Fivemiletown War Memorial, Randal McManus is named on the roll of Dungannon Parish Church, Robert Park from Magherafelt was a former member of the North Irish Horse, and Robert McConnell was from Greencastle. William Carnegie whose parents lived in Ballycastle died in Greece with Australian infantry. In 1942 six Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from Northern Ireland died and are named on the Rangoon Memorial. Meet the Irish doctor who won the VC and DSO, and played for Leinster, Ireland and the Lions. Photo – La Clytte Military Cemetery.

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