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Remembered Today:

James Kirwan - Royal Irish Rifles


saintconor

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hi,

James Kirwan is a distant family member. I have been told that he joined the Royal Irish Rifles but deserted soon after from Buncrana/Lough Swilly before the Battalion was even sent overseas.Apparently he managed to get on a ship to America where he died in the 60's. Is there anyway of finding any info on this soldier?

any help appreciated

thanks

conor

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hello

cant see him on the medal index cards so perhaps he never got overseas (well not with the army)

The police gazette listed deserters - a couple of people on the forum have some details

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thanks coldstreamer. i gave the MIC's a look but like you said no one matches up. maybe someone with the deserters list might see this post.

thanks

conor

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