Category: Irish Guards

Categories: British Army | British Army in World War I | Irish Officers in the British Army

Formed on 1 April 1900 by order of Queen Victoria to commemorate the Irishmen who fought in the Second Boer War for the British Empire it is one of the two Irish infantry regiments still remaining in the British Army.

The Irish Guards recruit in Northern Ireland and the Irish neighbourhoods of major British cities. However, although restrictions in the Republic of Ireland's Defence Act make it illegal to induce, procure or persuade enlistment of any citizen of the Republic of Ireland into the military of another state, people from the Republic do enlist in the regiment. Today the Regiment recruits from all around the United Kingdom and Commonwealth and recently, the regiment has also seen several "non-traditional" recruits, notably Christopher Muzvuru of Zimbabwe who qualified as a piper before becoming one of the regiment's two fatal casualties in Iraq in 2003.


Person Profiles (20)

A

10 Dec 1891 Mayfair, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 16 Jun 1969 photo

B

29 May 1891 - 20 Sep 1943

C

17 Dec 1874 - 01 Sep 1914

F

abt 1890 Lisburn, County Antrim, Ireland - 02 Dec 1917
22 Nov 1895 Prospect House, Limerick, Ireland - 19 Apr 1918

H

1930s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
1883 Lyndhurst, Hampshire, England - 25 Sep 1916
03 Apr 1880 Highclere Castle, Kingsclere, Hampshire, England - 26 Sep 1923 photo

M

26 Sep 1891 Donacarney Great, County Meath, Ireland - 03 Dec 1917
05 Mar 1893 Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom - 01 Apr 1964

O

15 Mar 1895 Cork, County Cork, Ireland - 29 Sep 1976
26 Jun 1896 - 09 Oct 1917

P

28 Sep 1906 - 01 Jul 1979
14 Jun 1873 - 10 Jun 1918 photo

R

12 Jun 1881 Seighford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom - 28 Aug 1918

S

03 Jun 1894 Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom - 24 Nov 1979
13 Apr 1891 Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland - 06 Nov 1914 photo

V

21 Dec 1885 - 01 Feb 1946

Y

23 May 1923 - 17 Jun 2014
05 Nov 1882 Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 13 Mar 1926




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