Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Wounded in Action,
From Casleshanagan, Letterkenny,
Thomas the son of James and Margaret Morrow, was an Agricultural Labourer, enlisting with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on the 27th October 1915.
Wounded in late 1916, Thomas served through the rest of the war, finally being discharged and released on account of being permanently physically unfit on the 6th of February 1919
Pictured below is Thomas’ Irish Comrades of the Great War, lapel badge.A scarce item, commemorating Irish involvement in the Great War. This is an officially issued badge by the “Comrades of the Great War” as it has an issue/membership number on the horse shoe fixing on reverse of badge.
The Comrades of The Great War were formed in 1917 to represent the rights of ex-servicemen who had fought in the 1914-1918 conflict. It subsequently went on to form the British Legion.