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Chris_Baker

Irish Free State army

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Chris_Baker

Can anyone tell me, or point me to a reference that would tell me, of the organisation of the Free State (I've also seen it referred to as the National) Army of Ireland in the early 1920's?

William R. English-Murphy MC, CO of the 1st South Staffords in 1918, became a Brigadier in this army. He also moved the "English" from his surname to become W. R. E. Murphy. I lose track of him in about 1925, until he pops up again in the 1960s, trying to obtain copies of his medals after his originals were lost in a house fire.

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Chris

This may give you a start:

http://www.regiments.org/milhist/europe/ireland.htm

Dave

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rob carman

Chris,

Murphy appears twice in Carlton Younger's "The Irish Civil War". On one occassion he set his men to digging trenches which apparantly they found pretty rum given the nature of the fighting. I enjoyed the book but I am not knowledgeable enough to comment on bias and accuracy and I don't know that it contains just what you are after.

Rob Carman.

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