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    I got the idea from information I provided to a lad in Australia on a PM today. In general I think contributions should be of a military nature, dated pre-1990 and sources credited.

    THE FREEMAN'S JOURNAL AND NATIONAL PRESS
    Dublin: Friday, August 31, 1917

    DUBLIN OFFICER WOUNDED
    Lieut. Reginald Bateman, Canadians, eldest son of Dr. Bateman, Inspector of Schools, has been slightly wounded in the recent severe fighting. In civil life Lieut. Bateman has been for several years Professor of English in Saskatchewan University. He is a Senior moderator and an M.A., T.C.D., and as an undergraduate was well known in Trinity football. He enlisted at the beginning of the war.
    Lt Bateman recovered only to die on 3rd Sept 1918. He's on the Vimy Memorial.

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_...sualty=1565046
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    25 Prisoners
    Great Captures by the Fethard Troops
    Round-up at a Dance
    "Ladies to the Left; Gent's, Hands Up"
    On Thursday last the troops from Fethard made a search of the districts of Cloneen, Drangan and Kylegrana, when four prisoners were taken, one of whom, named Mulally, was armed.

    The troops remained for the night in the village of Drangan, and on Friday continued the search into Mullinahone, when three more men were arrested and conveyed to Fethard.

    On Saturday night the troops again left Fetard, under command of Lieuts Clancy and Farrell, and went in the direction of Killenaule.

    At the cross of Coolbawn they captured a despatch rider, and immediately afterwrads four young ladies were seen in an inside trap, going to a dance at Kilconnell.

    The Dance house was subsequently surrounded by the troops.

    Lieut Clancy then gave the order- "Ladies to the left; gent's, hands up!"

    This was quickly complied with and 17 Irregulars were taken into custody and conveyed to Fethard. On Sunday afternoon they were marched to Clonmel, under a strong escort.

    Amongts the prisoners taken were the leader, Andy Moloney, "Batt QM," William Doherty, "Capt"; four brothers named Morrissey, and Jerry Lyons, Newchapel, Clonmel.
    Six revolvers were got on the Irregulars, with some despatches and other documents.

    From The Nationalist 21st March 1923

    Jerry Lyons was shot dead whilst being interrogated in Kickham Bks a few days later.
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      I recently came across an intact issue of the Freeman's Journal, while going through some of my late grandfateher's things, from Nov 1924, around the time it ceased publication(or was incorporated into the Independent). A few interesting articles. When I'm back in the country I'll see if there are any of interest to this thread. From what I remember there are one or two of relevance, possibly civil war leftovers.

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        The Kilkenny Independent Wednesday, January 10th 1827

        DESPERATE ENCOUNTER
        (From a Clonmel Paper of Saturday)
        At eight o'clock last night, as Kirwan and Cleary, two mounted Police Constables, from Caher, were on Patrol, they received intelligence that a party of five armed men were on the road in the direction of Woodroof; to this point they proceeded with all possible speed, accompanied by Mr. John Chaytor, who was at the time on is way to Clonmel. They soon came in sight of the five armed men, to whom they called to stop; but who ran off and got over the wall, except one fellow, whom they took, with a gun and bayonet, as he was in the act of climbing over. The rest of the gang ran to a house, where they shut themselves up; but the two Policemen (though encumbered with
        their prisoner) gallantly followed them, and burst in the door, when an action took place, in which one of the Police (Kirwan) was wounded by a shotthrough his side; the other (Cleary) was slightly wounded; and, it is said,one of the other party was killed, as he was fired at with deliberate aim,and seen to fall. Before the Police broke into the house, one of the fellows
        stripped himself and escaped through a window leaving his clothes behind.


        Mr. Chaytor was present during the transaction, and a ball struck close to one of his feet. It was he who received the first intelligence of the party being on the road before him, on his way to Clonmel, from a poor man whom he met. The intelligence having reached Caher, Mr. Sargent and some of the Police from Caher promptly proceeded to the spot, as did the Clonmel Police
        with great celerity, at half-past ten last night on receiving the intelligence. They were immediately followed by W. Perry and W. Quinn, jun.Esqrs. from the Grove Hunt party at the Globe. The above is a hasty and very important sketch of this transaction, which reached us just as we were going to press, and till our next we cannot have the particulars; but we have
        abundant proof that the two Policemen engaged in this transaction evinced extraordinary decision and courage in the discharge of their duty.
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          Connaught Journal
          Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
          Galway, Ireland
          Thursday, May 21, 1840

          THE ARMY
          On Friday, the 69th Rifle Depot from Galway arrived at Cork to embark for Portsmouth. Lieut. Browne, son of John Southwell Browne, Esq., Mount Browne, county Limerick, is Adjutant of the Depot.

          Lieut.- Colonel Michell, who has been offered the Under Secretaryship, held by the late Captain Drummond, R.E is a brother of Lieutenant Colonel Michell, R.A. of Limerick garrison.

          Saturday last the anniversary of the battle of Albuera where Marshal Beresford, defeated the French. The troops distinguished in this hard fought decisive victory were the 3d Dragoon Guards; their present gallant Commanding Officer, Colonel Maunsell, having been then attached to the Regiment and throughout the Peninsular war; 4th Light Dragoons, 3d, 7th, 23d, 28th, 29th, 31st, 34th, 39th, 48th, 57th, 60th and 66th.

          Captain Drummond, late 93d succeeds to the Earldom of Perth and Milfort, by the death of his uncle, Cardinal Drummond, who died at Rome.

          The 13th Light Dragoons, 11th, 15th, 54th, 1st Battalion 69th Rifles,and 72d Regts. will shortly be added to the strength of our military force in England and Ireland.

          General M'Donald, who was so long detained prisoner in the Castle San Joao de Foz at Oporto, has been liberated.

          Major Malcom, 3d Light Dragoons, son of the late Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcom, arrived on Thursday, having under his charge the beautiful Persian gray horses from the Governor of Bombay, Sir James R. Carnse, for her Majesty.

          The 19th are to remain in Dublin till August & then to embark from Kingstown harbour for Malta.

          Lieutenant Chalmers, 22d Regiment, is about to get his company.

          Colonel Rawdon, Coldstream Guards, has left Stanhope to canvass the electors of Armagh in the Whig interest, there being a vacancy by the
          appointment of Mr. Sergeant Curry to the office of Master in Chancery. The gallant Colonel has the interest of his stepson, Lord Cremorne.

          Captain Peshall, Cape Rifles, was tried by court martial for excessive cruelty to his apprentice, an English girl, by handcuffing and flogging her, as a common soldier on the charge of having stolen salt.


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            Continued

            Captain Mackenzie, of the tate>New Brunswicktate> militia, has been deprived of his commission by an order from the secretary of state, in consequence of certain representation of the commanding general relative to his proceedings.

            The depot of the 18th has returned to Chatham from Tilbury Fort. This depot expects to embark for India in the ensuing month, to join the head quarters of the Regiment.

            The Surgeoncy of the 70th Regiment is vacant by the death of Dr. W.Kemis.

            Monday, the 60th Rifle Depot embarked at Cove in the Vesuvius steamer, Lieut. Blount, R.N for Portsmouth, having marched into Cork, on Sunday.

            The 12th Lancers are, it is said, not likely now to come to Dublin.Prince George does not wish to leave England, and they have so many young horses they do not answer for Dublin.

            Lord Tullamore, eldest son of the Earl of Charleville, has entered the army as Ensign in the 43d.

            John Caulfield, Esq. is appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Roscommon Militia, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Lloyd deceased.

            Letters from Gibraltar left the troops on the Rock in good health the 8th of May.

            A court-martial assembled at Cork. Lieut.-Colonel Townsend, 24th, President, for the trial of Serjeant Gibson, 60th, for desertion whilst stationed at Tipperary on the recruiting service. He was found guilty and sentenced to the ranks, and to be confined three months in solitary confinement.

            Four and twenty of the 2d Rifle Brigade died since they went to Windsor, and the Regimental hospital is full. The officers were also seriously attacked.

            A gentleman never in the army before, is appointed Riding Master to the Queen's Bays.

            Prince Albert only intends to hold the Colonency of the 11th Hussars,until the more distinguished command of the Household troops shall turn in to his Royal Highness.

            Private Charles Houran, Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion tried by general court martial for being drunk and riotous in the barrack, and striking Sergeant Macdonald and Rainey is sentenced to transportation for life.

            The 5th Fusiliers will get the bear skin caps on the return of head-quarters from the Mediterranean, and the feather also, which is
            unusual.

            Lieut.-Gen. Lord Keane, and Sir Henry Pottlinger, have arrived at Suez, from Bombay, en route to England, also Capt. Robinson, 16th Lancers.

            Private Cambden, Royal Sappers and Miners, for striking a corporal of the same corps, is sentenced to 90 days of imprisonment in the House of Correction, Coldbath Fields.

            The 53d return home from the Mediterranean without awaiting for a regiment to relieve them.

            Government have allocated £75,000 to carry out this year, in part, the recommendations of the Naval and Military Commision.

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              the freeman's journal
              and national press
              dublin: Monday, august 13, 1917
              price one penny

              rush for moving train
              soldier shockingly injured at limerick junction
              shocking accident occurred at limerick junction on friday evening when private christopher copely, royal dublin fusiliers, who was on his way to see his sister in cork, rushed towards the moving train to rejoin it, but missed his footing in attempting to enter one of the last carriages and fell on to the line, the wheels passing over his legs. He was picked up in an
              unconscious state and conveyed to tipperary hospital where both legs had to be amputated on saturday. His condition is serious.
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                Both Photos from The Nationalist Centenary Supplement 1990
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                  Munster Tribune January 6th 1961.

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                    Nice piccies .
                    Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                      Originally posted by hptmurphy View Post
                      Nice piccies .
                      They are. I felt old when I realised that one of the Emergency LDF lads was still serving in the Military Police when I joined the FCA.
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                        Scans of a full page spread from The Nationalist dated Saturday, August 6th, 1960. Captions are from the newspaper.

                        HISTORIC MISSION TO THE CONGO

                        Last week, for the first time in the history of the Irish State, soldiers of the Republic left Irish soil to serve on an overseas mission. Many men from Tipperary were among the special Volunteer Battalion of the Army which went to join the United Nations Force in the Congo. Our Staff Photographer, Justin Nelson, who covered their departure, compiled this special pictorial record.


                        1. An Taoiseach Mr Sean Lemass inspects the Guard of Honour at the GPO, Dublin on Wednesday as thousands gather for the march past of the 32nd Batt prior to their take-off for UN service in the Congo



                        2. Packing their rucksacks at the Curragh on Tuesday evening are Privates M. O'Brien, Church Street, Ballyporeen, D. Casey, Marian Avenue, Carrick on Suir and P. Daly, Market Street, Clogheen.

                        3. Adjusting the tricolour Ireland arm band on John Power, Kickham Barracks, Clonmel is Private Philip Flynn, do.



                        4. A last wave in more senses than one. At left in truck Private John Joe Laste, Clonmel.

                        8. Sergt. W. Keane and Pte E. Murphy. Both of Clonmel.

                        9. Studying a compass- one of the items of equipment which will be of vital use in their mission- Pte Patrick White, Grangemockler, Cpl Eddied McCoy, 9, James Street, Clonmel and Pte Eddie O'Reilly.

                        10. Inside one of the troop transport planes. The view is of one side of the craft. Soldiers sit around the side and arms and kit are stacked in the centre, right of picture.

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                          5. Supplies are loaded on one of the US Air Force transport planes which were provided for the UN airlift from Baldonnel.

                          6. For his last night in the Curragh, Pte Eddie O'Reilly, 6 Upper Irishtown, relaxes with The Nationalist.

                          7. Cousins All! Pts T. Slattery, River St, Clonmel, Kevin O'Riordan, 9, Garrymore do, and Charlie Kelliher, 47, Ard na Gréine, do.



                          12. Leading these members of the Mortar Section is Sergt N O'Brien of Powerstown, Clonmel.

                          13. The Kickham Barracks group sit on their kit while awaiting their turn to board the plane.

                          14. Brave smiles and some tears as the plane takes off.



                          Segt W Keane bids farewell to his wife. Radio Eireann commentator PP O'Reilly gives his on-the-spot description of the scene from the aerodrome tarmac.
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                            Kevin O`Riordan shown in picture 7 .

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                            5. Supplies are loaded on one of the US Air Force transport planes which were provided for the UN airlift from Baldonnel.

                            6. For his last night in the Curragh, Pte Eddie O'Reilly, 6 Upper Irishtown, relaxes with The Nationalist.

                            7. Cousins All! Pts T. Slattery, River St, Clonmel, Kevin O'Riordan, 9, Garrymore do, and Charlie Kelliher, 47, Ard na Gréine, do.



                            12. Leading these members of the Mortar Section is Sergt N O'Brien of Powerstown, Clonmel.

                            13. The Kickham Barracks group sit on their kit while awaiting their turn to board the plane.

                            14. Brave smiles and some tears as the plane takes off.



                            Segt W Keane bids farewell to his wife. Radio Eireann commentator PP O'Reilly gives his on-the-spot description of the scene from the aerodrome tarmac.
                            Kevin 0`Riordan in picture number 7 was my father. If anybody remembers him from the Congo I would love to hear your memories or if you have any pictures to add that would be lovely too. Many thanks , Theresa.

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                              Originally posted by THERESA View Post
                              Kevin 0`Riordan in picture number 7 was my father. If anybody remembers him from the Congo I would love to hear your memories or if you have any pictures to add that would be lovely too. Many thanks , Theresa.
                              Hello Theresa, your father Kevin was well known to my dad (who is visible in the photos on this page) and he is only too happy to get in contact with you. I am at.... Please do not post personal Information - Mod
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