Irish Guards

The Irish Guards was formed on 1 April 1900 by Queen Victoria in recognition of the many acts of courage and bravery performed by Irish regiments during the Second Boer War.

Following the outbreak of the First World War, the 1st Battalion was deployed to France almost immediately, and they remained on the Western Front for the duration of the war. The Irish Guards fought in some of the fiercest skirmishes of the war, including the battles at Loos, Morval, the First and Third Ypres and the First and Second Sommes.


Commonwealth War Graves

Campbell, Bandsman Hubert (d1921, aged 35, cause of death unknown)

Crossan, Guardsman William (d1914, aged 22, wounded in action)

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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