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Looking help trying to find out the service details of Private Wm King, Royal Irish Fusiliers from Creevagh Loughgall Co Armagh, who was a POW in Limburg camp Germany

The article is from the Armagh Gazette dated 14/12/1918 is not a good copy.

Any details of this soldiers life in a POW camp would be most helpful.

Many thanks

Joe

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Joe,

This is Wm King:

KING Private William Michael 43153. From Loughgall, County Armagh. [Enlisted 9 January 1916. Transferred to Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in August 1916 and joined the 7th (Service) Battalion in 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division.] Joined the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion when the 7th/8th (Service) Battalion was disbanded in February 1918. ‘C’ Company. Captured in the period 21-28 March 1918 during the retreat from St Quentin. Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service due to sickness 20 February 1919. Silver War Badge, number B154480.

The other man mentioned (Loughran) was not 9th Bn. He could be 24518 Bernard Loughran MM. He was 7th/8th Bn and joined the 1st Bn (probably in Feb 1918). Being with the 1st Bn explains his capture in March 1918.

Nick

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Joe,

This is Wm King:

KING Private William Michael 43153. From Loughgall, County Armagh. [Enlisted 9 January 1916. Transferred to Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in August 1916 and joined the 7th (Service) Battalion in 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division.] Joined the 9th (North Irish Horse) Battalion when the 7th/8th (Service) Battalion was disbanded in February 1918. ‘C’ Company. Captured in the period 21-28 March 1918 during the retreat from St Quentin. Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service due to sickness 20 February 1919. Silver War Badge, number B154480.

The other man mentioned (Loughran) was not 9th Bn. He could be 24518 Bernard Loughran MM. He was 7th/8th Bn and joined the 1st Bn (probably in Feb 1918). Being with the 1st Bn explains his capture in March 1918.

Nick

Thanks Nick

I will see Jonathon after the holidays and see if there is any details of him being a POW in Germany.

Joe

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Guest p.teggart@btinternet.com

Have drawn a blank seeking information about my great uncle Private William McKeown North Irish Horse/Royal Irish Fusiliers. He was captured and spent some time as a prisoner of war. Where does one start?

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Do you have a regimental number for your Great uncle William McKeown?

There is a William McKeown 21604 A Coy 9th Bn Royal Irish Fusilier listed as Missing during the retreat from St Quentin 21-27 March 1918?

Joe

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