Synonyms for battn or Related words with battn
Examples of "battn"
To Arms. to form the
. (whether advancing or Retreating in Column) upon the leading division.
The war ended with the . The barracks was then handed over to the Irish Republican Army on 13 February 1922. The handing over was made at a ceremony in the barracks, with Major Phibbs, O/C of the 10th
. Northamptonshire Regt., signing for the British Forces and Comdt. Sean Scott, O/C 2nd
. 2nd Mid-Tipperary Brigade IRA signing for the Republican side.
In 1780 Captain John Peebles noted in his journal the ""General Rules for Manouvring the
. by the Commanding Officer""; appended to these directions are a series of signals for giving orders to the troops -
He was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge. On 30 March 1881, he was appointed a second lieutenant in the Northampton and Rutland Militia (later the 3rd
, The Northamptonshire Regiment).
At a local Petty Sessions Court in Templemore on 15 May 1865, an old woman was sentenced to one month imprisonment for stealing a key from the door of one Capt. Thomas Borrow of the 11th
This Capt Borrow was the father of the famous novelist George Borrow who accompanied his father when his
. moved to Templemore. He wrote many novels (such as Lavengro etc.), and mentions the town in some of his books, describing his wandering on horseback around the locality and up to the ‘Devil's Bit’ mountain.
Apparently even when transferred to Enniskillen, the troops retained their 'taint of Fenianism', because again in the Nenagh Guardian it is stated: "Two private soldiers lately removed from Templemore to Enniskillen on account of a report that some of their
were tampering with Fenianism, were arrested in Enniskillen for singing Fenian songs. They were placed in the cells pending orders from Dublin. When arrested one of the soldiers remarked that the whole company to which he belonged might as well be arrested as him."
The town of Nash has two cemeteries. The oldest one, referred to as the Handley or Blocker Cemetery, dates back to 1876. This cemetery is the burial place of two Confederate soldiers: T.P. Wagnon, Pvt Co. E. Ragsdale
. Cav., and James Bentley, Co. B. 41st Alabama Regiment, who was with Robert E. Lee when he surrendered. The Nash Cemetery, the second oldest cemetery, is the burial place of the following Confederate soldiers: Joshua R. Brower, A.J. Herrington, Ruben L. Redden, George R. Robinson, George W. Simpson, William G. Blocker, Pvt Co. G. Third Regiment Alabama, and John King.
More details were published in the book "" by his Aunt Etty. These included a letter from Cpl Wearmouth to Ida, a letter from his commanding officer Col. Maurice Bell and letter from Pte Wood, as well as a letter from his former colleague John Edward Stead. Darwin family letters say:-"The Royal Irish Fusiliers recovered his body along with that of Captain Nancarrow and the two were buried together with a little cross over it by a farmhouse near St Julien." However this grave must have been destroyed in the years of subsequent fighting and he has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial. Commanding Officer, Colonel Bell wrote of him:- "Loyalty, courage and devotion to duty, he had them all...He died in an attack which gained many compliments to the
. He was right in front. It was a man's death."
It can be recalled that the first Fenian Centre in Templemore—Mr Patrick Mackey—was married to a daughter of a Colonel commanding the troops in the barracks. She became a Catholic in order to do so. After her husband died she moved with her family to Newry to where part of the 11th
. had been transferred. One of the suggested dates for the Fenian Rising was to have been in May 1865,and on the particular night 10 of the 11 soldiers on guard duty at the barracks were Fenians. Had the Rising taken place on that night (rather than in 1867) it is interesting to speculate what the outcome might have been considering the large number of Fenians in the Regiment at the time and the huge amount of armaments that could have been made available.
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