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William McFadzean was born in Lurgan, Co Armagh on 9 October 1895, the son of William and Annie McFadzean. His father came from Dundalk, Co Louth and his mother from Co Down.

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Saturday, 12 March, 1689 - Wednesday, 3 October, 1691

The Williamite War is the title used in British history to describe the war waged in Ireland by King William III against King James II and his supporters (who had retained much of the control of Ireland following the conspiracy, known as the ‘Glorious Revolution’ that overthrew James). The war in Ireland was known as Cogadh an Dá Rí - the War of the Two Kings.

Artefact

This cigarette case embossed with the cap badge of the Royal Irish Rifles was found after the end of the First World War in the fields close to the city of Mons, the city that lent its name to the opening battle of the First World War. A packet of Wild Woodbine cigarettes normally contained five cigarettes.

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Tuesday, 26 June, 1917

Both the 1st and the 2nd Battalion The Royal Irish Rifles were relieved from their positions in the Ypres Salient on 5 June 1917.

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Thursday, 15 June, 1837

The 89th Regiment was serving in the West Indies on 15 June 1837.

Artefact

The Young Citizen Volunteers (YCV) was formed in 1912 and joined with the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in 1914 to become its Belfast battalion. Following the conversion of the UVF into the Ulster Division, the YCV became the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. Known as the 'Chocolate Box Soldiers' because of their immaculate turn out, they were recruited largely from Belfast's middle class.

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Friday, 27 September, 1805

The 3rd Battalion 27th (Inniskillings) Regiment of Foot was raised at Dunbar on 27 September 1805 and was generally known in the Army as 'The Young Inniskillings'. While serving under the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular War, the Battalion gained an excellent reputation for fighting the French, gaining many Battle Honours.

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Friday, 6 January, 1645

The use of the term ‘New Model Army’ is attributed to the historian Thomas Carlyle in 1845, and records from1646 refer to the Parliamentarians’ ‘New Modelled Army’’, an idiom that contrasted their new force with the force that had been raised by the Parliamentarians’ local associations of counties whose units were reluctant, or even refused, to serve far from home.

Story

The Story of ‘Sergeant Daniel Beverley’ (Bailey) of Sir Roger Casement’s ‘Irish Brigade’ and his trial for High Treason.


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