Matania - Last Absolution of the Munsters
'The Last General Absolution of the Munsters at Rue du Bois' - painting by Fortunino Matania. This painting relates to an incident in France in May of 1915, when the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered very heavily at Rue du Bois, in the Pas de Calais close to Arras. The action was only one of many local attacks which ended disastrously through lack of support. Colonel Victor Rickard, recently appointed to command, was killed in the attack, as was his Adjutant, Captain Filgate. Both are represented in the picture, alongside Father Gleeson, who is shown giving the Absolution on the evening prior to the action taking place.
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Decorations and badges of Albert Auerbach, WW1
Decorations and badges of Albert Auerbach (1894-1918), who served with the 1st/3rd Battalion, London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers during the First World War and was killed in action at Bouchavesnes, Somme, northern France, on 1 September 1918.
© The Patricia Aubrey Collection / Mary Evans
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Gordon Highlanders, Royal Fusiliers, Duke of Wellington?s Re
One of five photographs of the Gordon Highlanders, Royal Fusiliers, Duke of Wellington?s Regiment and Royal Regiment of Wales in Northern Ireland, 1973-1974. From a collection of photographs assembled for use in Col Robin McNish?s ?Iron Division - The History of the 3rd Division?, depicting the 3rd Division, 1918-1977. After the Suez Crisis of 1956 showed the need for more rapid mobilisation, the 3rd Division pioneered the concept of air portability in the late 1950s and 1960s. Associated with Northern Ireland (1969-2007). Date: 1974
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