Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at War's end.

Event
Monday, 11 November, 1918
The Queen's Colour emblazoned with First World War and Second World War Battle Honours.

During the First World War, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers grew to a maximum of 13 battalions. This included the 3rd, the 4th and the 12th (Reserve) Battalion, mobilised in Ireland, that had kept the Regular and Service Battalions supplied with drafts of trained recruits.

By 11 November 1918, there were seven battalions on the Western Front - the 1st and the 2nd (Regular) Battalion and the 5th, the 6th, the 7/8th, the 9th, and the 13th (Service) Battalion. The Regiment suffered 5,885 fatal casualties and eight Victoria Crosses were awarded for most conspicuous bravery in France, Belgium, Palestine and Gallipoli. The Regiment was awarded the following Battle Honours:

LE CATEAU, Retreat from Mons, MARNE 1914, Aisne 1914, MESSINES 1914 '17, Armentières 1914, Aubers, Festubert 1915, SOMME 1916 ‘18, ALBERT 1916 18, Bazentin, Guillemont, Ginchy, Ancre 1916, ARRAS 1917, Scarpe 1917, Ypres 1917 '18, Pilckem, Langemarck 1917, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poel Cappelle, CAMBRAI 1917 ‘18, ST QUENTIN, Rosières, HINDENBURG LINE, Beaurevoir, Courtrai, Selle, Sambre, FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1914-18, Kosturino, Struma, MACEDONIA 1915-17, Landing at Helles, Helles, Krithia, Landing at Suvla, SUVLA, Scimitar Hill, GALLIPOLI 1915-16, Egypt 1916, GAZA, JERUSALEM, Tell'Asur, PALESTINE 1917 18.

The Battle Honours in BOLD, some shared with our other antecedent regiments, were carried forward by The Royal Irish Rangers, and then The Royal Irish Regiment. The Battle Honours for the First World War are emblazoned on the Regiment's Queen's Colours.

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