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5797 CSM Thomas J Brien

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5797 C.S.M Thomas Joseph Brien

1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers

Sudan  (Expedition to Khartoum)

South Africa Campaign (Boer War)

(Mentioned In Dispatches)

2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers India 

8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers WW1

KIA; 11/6/1916

 

War Diary

8th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers

49th Brigade 16th Irish Division

June 1916

 

Reserve Trench     11th                 Front line bombarded with mortars and

                                                        Rifle grenades. Total casualties 9.

                                                        Coy Sergt Major Bryan (Brien) Killed.

                                                        The following 2nd Lieuts joined the Battalion,

                                                         N H Bible, E S Bird and C L Porteous.

 

Awards

The Queens Sudan Sliver Medal

The Queens South Africa Medal and Clasp 1901

The Kings South Africa Medal and Clasp 1902

Delhi Dunbar medal

Long Service Good Conduct Medal

British War Medal

Victory Medal

 

Burial      

Grave D12

Cemetery  Bois – Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes  

 

My Great Grandfather, hopefully next year I will be the first member of his family to visit his grave

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Hi,

 

From Findmypast

 

Wounded (Gunshot right forearm) and taken PoW on 30/10/1899 at Nicholson's Nek. Released on 05/09/1900 at Nooitgedacht.

 

Regards

Chris

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