War's End

Monday, 11 November, 1918
Haig poppy
A Haig Poppy from the early 1920s.

A Soldier's Grave

Then in the lull of midnight, gentle arms
Lifted him slowly down the slopes of death
Lest he should hear again the mad alarms
Of battle, dying moans, and painful breath.

And where the earth was soft for flowers we made
A grave for him that he might better rest.
So, Spring shall come and leave it seet arrayed,
And there the lark shall turn her dewy nest.

by Francis Ledwidge.

BH Fr&FLDRSThe Theatre Honour FRANCE AND FLANDERS 1914-18 is carried on the Queen's Colours of The Royal Irish Regiment and was awarded to our antecedent regiments for their service in France and Belgium during the Great War, now known as the First World War. To discover where our antecedent Regiments were at the end of the Great War, please click on:

The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

The Royal Irish Rifles

The Royal Irish Fusiliers

The London Irish Rifles