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Royal Irish Regiment - unknown graves


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Is there any figure on how many unknown graves there are for the Royal Irish Regiment on the western front?  

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I think one would have to check the individual monuments,  The Menin Gate memorial has manes listed by regiment, Unknowns would have to have identifiable insignia, dog tags etc on the body in order to identify the regiment, so it seems there will always be a few from unidentified regiments.    Through shelling and bombings just parts of bodies would be unknown also.    

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Looking at one particular day (24/25 May 1915) about 60 were killed in 2nd Bn alone, mostly C Coy. Of those over half are on the Menin Gate, identifiables buried in New Irish, Duhallow, Poelcapelle, Roeselare. Ballieul, Hazebrouck, Vlamertinghe, White House.  

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