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Re(2): New page open IP: 184.108.40.206 Posted on May 26, 2022 at 14:17:02 by G Pycroft
Keeping things short I can tell you that the 1st Bn LF left Maryhill Barracks, Glasgow on Friday April 24th 1891 and embarked aboard HMS " Assistance ". They were landed at Belfast at 2 pm Monday April 27th and the Bn were dispersed / posted as follows : Four Companies, band and drums at Victoria Barracks, and four at Willow Bank Barracks with 39 men at Carrickfergus under the command of Lt.C.L. Robinson. The Bn remained in Belfast until June 1st 1893 when they again embarked aboard HMS " Assistance ". They sailed on the 2nd and disembarked at Kingstown on the morning of the 3rd reaching the Curragh at 1.30 pm that same day.
Of interest....... from April 22nd to 26th 1893 the Battalion were engaged in assisting the civil authorities to suppress riots in the street of Belfast......history to be repeated eh!!?
Above information from A History of the Lancashire Fusiliers Volume 2 by Major B. Smyth M.V.O. dated 1904.
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