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The Irish Brigade 1 month 4 days ago #74638

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From The Freeman's Journal -

The Irish Brigade.

“At the head of the brigade a green flag, which had been especially made for the expected rising in Connaught in ’67, was held proudly aloft by Sergeant Joe Wade, of Balbriggan, and the sight of the green folds fluttering in the breeze thrilled every heart with thoughts of what might have been, and still more with hopes of what might be in a not too distant future, when yet another fight for Irish freedom would be waged.” Again – “During the course of the battle of Dundee the boys had, for the first time, the satisfaction of pouring a few volleys into the enemy’s (the British) ranks.” - “Major” M’Bride, in Freeman’s Journal,” October 20th 1905.

Joseph Wade being my great Grand-uncle.

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Just wondering if you have seen this book......

A WEST POINTER WITH THE BOERS by Colonel J.Y.F. Blake Commander the Irish (Boer) Brigade, Angel Guardian Press, 1903

There is a copy on this forum......

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Thanks Mike, I haven't. I'm gathering as much possible sources as I can. Much appreciated.

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Kevmac1927 wrote: Thanks Mike, I haven't. I'm gathering as much possible sources as I can. Much appreciated.


Here you go.....

www.angloboerwar.com/books/210-blake-a-w...inter-with-the-boers

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Have you seen the Hugh Carberry memorial in Antrim?

www.angloboerwar.com/forum/17-memorials-...tle-of-modder-spruit

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I haven't. Though I was ddelighted to read that my great grand-uncle visited him in hospital in S.A.

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