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Remembered Today:

Go to war on an egg


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From an Irish regional paper, 1915, enjoy.

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From an Irish regional paper, 1914, enjoy.

Australian’s Praise For Irish Soldiers.

I know some Irish papers had the gift of the Blarny but I was unaware of their prophetic skills. To be able to publish so much detail in 1914 about a campaign that didn't begin until 1915 is amazing. I wonder however about the security implications.

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Centurian you are wholly correct, it is dated September 1915, sorry about that, my mistake.

Tom.

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Rather surprising to find him serving in an English Regiment when there were Australian forces in Gallipoli, but there are 10 casualties in Lancs Fusiliers with Australian connections.

It would seem that Melrose survived as no entry as either an Australian or Lancs Fusilier.

001 ANDERSON AFD - 4TH BN ATTD 1ST BN 01/07/1916 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

002 BATES W 31418 11TH BN 23/03/1918 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

003 BELL GB - 5TH BN 28/04/1917 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

004 BREWER CH - 4TH BN ATTD 7TH BN 04/10/1917 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

005 CROUCH FH - 5TH BN ATTD 2ND/7TH BN 21/03/1918 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

006 DEVINE BW 2408 1ST/7TH BN 06/06/1915 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

007 MCKENNA JB 39042 2ND/8TH BN 10/08/1917 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

008 PATTERSON C - 3RD BN 19/01/1915 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

009 ROBINSON H 35135 1ST BN 23/05/1917 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

010 WHITE A 47234 2ND BN 09/10/1917 LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS

I wonder what today's Health and Safety mad officialdom would make of eggs being sent from Ireland to UK and how fresh?

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I wonder what today's Health and Safety mad officialdom would make of eggs being sent from Ireland to UK and how fresh?

Not a lot

Eggs are listed in 1918 as having been one of Ireland's main exports to England during the war years. They still are one of Ireland's significant exports.

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