By F. W. E. Johnson
The fifth Battalion of the Royal Irish Fusiliers shaped a part of the tenth (Irish) department raised on the outbreak of the good struggle in keeping with Kitchener’s demand volunteers. This very concise heritage relates the battalion’s exploits which all started at Gallipoli in July 1915. After a troublesome mauling during this doomed crusade, the battalion recuperated at the Greek island of Lemnos ahead of being hurled into one more forlorn firm : the try and retailer Serbia from being overrun. The unit’s years within the Balkans ended at the Macedonian entrance, to which they bid farewell within the autumn of 1916, with stories ‘chiefly composed of complication, illness and ennui’. The battalion’s subsequent port of name was once the Palestine crusade of 1917-18, replacing mountain war for the desolate tract. In Palestine the Battalion ultimately tasted victory opposed to the Turks, assisting to force them from the Gaza-Bethsheba line and deep into the hills of Judea. The battalion eventually embarked for France in may well 1918. After a hard-earned spell of go away, and regardless of enduring its first gasoline assault, the battalion joined the pursuit of the Germans around the River Scheldt within the ultimate weeks of the conflict.
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