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Edinburgh Volunteers for Ulster 1914 badge

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jonathanb2701

I have just came across a picture of this badge, which i assume would be connected to, or in support of the Ulster Volunteers in 1914.

Obviously one of many such groupings in cities across the mainland, in sympathy with Ulster loyalists at this time, but the first time

i have seen a badge like this.

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jonathanb2701

This badge is 31mm in diameter, with a pin back fitting.

Name of maker on back of badge is Vaughtons Ltd Birm.

This would appear to be a buttonhole badge.

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quincey

Ive never come across this before.

A quick scan of the COvenant online shows 521 male Covenant signatorys. Even accounting for those of extreme age and those imply not interested, you would imagine there are a few hundred willing 'Ulster Volunteers' within that. Have never came across any UVF references for Edinburugh i have to say

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jonathanb2701

It maybe possible that this is a recruiting badge which was given to men, from the Edinburgh district who enlisted

with the service battalions who made up the 36th Ulster Division, to show where they came from.

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jonathanb2701

Has anyone came across Edinburgh men killed in action ? who were members of any of

the service battalions of the 36th Ulster Division.

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tommy mcclimonds

jonathan b

Here's a list of some casualties from the 36th, with an Edinburgh connection, to start you off.

Name: Patrick Burke

Birth Place: Longford

Residence: Leith

Death Date: 8 Jun 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Edinburgh

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 11th Battalion

Number: 40255

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: Formerly 12828, K.O.S.B.

Name: David Collier

Birth Place: Edinburgh

Death Date: 5 Aug 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Belfast

Rank: C.S.M.

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 8th Battalion

Number: 12235

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Name: Herbert Cooper

Birth Place: London

Residence: Musselburgh, Edinburgh

Death Date: 28 Aug 1916

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Belfast

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 10th Battalion

Number: 1690

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Name: John Hillis

Birth Place: Edinburgh

Death Date: 12 Apr 1918

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Lisburn, Co. Antrim

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 12th Battalion

Number: 17880

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Name: Edward Murray

Birth Place: Linlithgow

Residence: Southampton, Hants

Death Date: 9 Jun 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Edinburgh

Rank: Rifleman

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 14th Battalion

Number: 41096

Type of Casualty: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: Formerly 6345, 8Th Hussars.

Name: Charles Penman

Birth Place: Leith, Edinburgh

Death Date: 15 Mar 1916

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Belfast

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles

Battalion: 14th Battalion

Number: 16036

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Name: Henry Booker

Birth Place: Edinburgh

Death Date: 27 Aug 1918

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Edinburgh

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Battalion: 13th Battalion

Number: 47456

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: Formerly 22496, Royal Scots.

Name: William Watts

Birth Place: Edinburgh, Linlithgow

Residence: Galashiels, Selkirk

Death Date: 16 Aug 1917

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: London

Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Battalion: 11th Battalion

Number: 42007

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Comments: Formerly 2434, A.S. Corps.

Name: William Kelly

Birth Place: Bathgate, Edinburgh

Death Date: 1 Jul 1916

Death Location: France & Flanders

Enlistment Location: Lurgan, Co. Armagh

Rank: Private

Regiment: Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers)

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Number: 14378

Type of Casualty: Killed in action

Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

Regards, Tommy.

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jonathanb2701

Thanks Tommy, thats a very interesting list of names, spread across several battalions.

I have tried the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, advanced search using two key words

Inniskilling and Edinburgh, but it just seemed to bring up Inniskillings from every city/town/village.

It would also be good to know from the 1901 & 1911 census, how many of the men in your list were born in

Ulster or indeed if their parents were born here, which may explain why some of them joined the Regiments

they did.

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W.J.Caughey

Thanks Tommy, thats a very interesting list of names, spread across several battalions.

I have tried the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, advanced search using two key words

Inniskilling and Edinburgh, but it just seemed to bring up Inniskillings from every city/town/village.

It would also be good to know from the 1901 & 1911 census, how many of the men in your list were born in

Ulster or indeed if their parents were born here, which may explain why some of them joined the Regiments

they did.

and

Hi jonathan b.

Tried what you said above and return was suprise only 4 results.

PROUDFOOT, WILLIAM Private 43748 03/06/1918 30 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers United Kingdom II. E. 11. ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY

SPEIRS, ANDREW Private 47399 27/08/1918 37 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers United Kingdom IV. A. 49. OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEUL

GALLACHER, T Private 42470 04/11/1918 40 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers United Kingdom I. F. 3. HAMBURG CEMETERY

IRVINE, JOHN G. Private 43745 07/12/1917 19 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers United Kingdom Panel 5 and 6. CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Walter

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