Category: Royal Ulster Rifles

Categories: British Army | British Army, World War II | The Rifles

Years in service:1881 - 1921
Created From: 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot and 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot
Became: Royal Ulster Rifles

The Royal Irish Rifles became the Royal Ulster Rifles from 1 January 1921, was an infantry rifle regiment of the British Army, first created in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regiment of Foot and the 86th (Royal County Down) Regiment of Foot. The regiment saw service in the Second Boer War, the First World War. In 1921, in preparation of the separation of Ireland, the unit was designated as the Royal Ulster Rifles and, as such, saw service in the Second World War and the Korean War.

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Person Profiles (3)

13 May 1927 Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom - 16 Mar 2008
21 Mar 1924 Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - 06 Jun 2009 photo
1913 Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom - 1945

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