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Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 9 Mar 2013 18:56

Irish man living in Waterford Eire have joined the english Army in
in 1914 war . would anyone know .......
Thanks
Hazel

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 9 Mar 2013 18:59

Unless I am mistaken, there was (and is!) no such thing as the English Army - it's the British Army. The Irish Free State didn't exist till 1922. So I think the answer is yes!
Jan

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 9 Mar 2013 19:25

Thank you Brummiejan ,
and my mistake , of course it's the british army .
You have just cleared up a long standing disagreement
between me and OH's cousin lol
Hazel

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 9 Mar 2013 19:37

There was a large amount of Irishmen in the British Army. In fact many were surprised as most of them had been fighting the English over Home Rule and a United Ireland. But come the outbreak of war all that ceased and they signed up in droves to fight.

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 9 Mar 2013 19:41

Thanks Pigletspal ,
Hazel.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Mar 2013 13:13

My hubbies grandfather was born in Killarney southern Ireland and served in WW 1

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 10 Mar 2013 14:17

My great uncle came over from Donegal at the age of 18yrs, specifically to enlist.
He signed with a Scottish regiment, but it was still the British Army.
He was awarded the MM and died in a POW camp at 21yrs of age.

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 10 Mar 2013 15:34

Thank you Shirley~i,m getting the hang of it and
Ann .
My F.I.L was irish he was from Ferry Bank Waterford .
and it was his dad that the disagreement started with .
My OH 's cousin says that he was an english man because he joined the army ( he was in the Royal Engineers) .
I have found a birth for him in Dungarvan . then i believe he moved to East Passage then to Ferry bank where my F.I.L was born .

thank you everyone who has helped me with this
Hazel