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5th Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
The 5th Battalion, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers was raised at Omagh in August 1914, part of Kitchener's First New Army. They joined 31st Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division and moved to Dublin for training then on to Kildare by early 1915. In April 1915, they moved to Basingstoke, England for final training. They departed from Liverpool on the 9th of July for Lemnos and landed at Sulva Bay on the 7th of August 1915 and made an attack on Chocolate Hill on the 7th and 8th. They were withdrawn from Gallipoli on the 29th of September 1915 to Mudros, moving to Salonika, landing between the 5th and 10th of October. On the 7th and 8th of December they were in action at Kosturino, in the retreat from Serbia. Some units of the Division were in action at the Karajakois and Yenikoi in late September and early October. They sailed from Salonika to Egypt in early September 1917, concentrating near Rafa to prepare for the Palestine Campaign. Between April and June 1918, many British units of the Division were replaced by Indian units, and the 5th Inniskillings were sent to France, joining 198th Brigade, 66th (2nd East Lancashire) Division on the 19th of July 1918. They were in action in The Battle of Cambrai, The Pursuit to the Selle and The Battle of the Selle. On the 31st of October the Division was withdrawn for rest and moved to Serain area. They returned to action on the 2nd of November and advanced through Le Cateau engaging the enemy in some sharp fights until the Armistice.Can you add to this factual information? Do you know the whereabouts of this unit on a particular day? Which battles they took part in? Or any other interesting snipts?
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Pte. Thomas Wright 10th Battalion Royal Inniskilling FusiliersThomas Wright and his brother George joined the Derrys on the formation of the Ulster Division, Thomas had previously served with the 5th IniskillingsKenny Allen
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