information sign, placard " Irishmen ! Heavy Uproar in Ireland....

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Catalogue number
  • FEQ 351
Materials
  • sign: paper
  • wood
Dimensions
  • general: 381 mm
  • general: 534 mm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: information sign, placard " Irishmen ! Heavy Uproar in Ireland....
  • SIMPLE NAME: sign , German
Category
equipment

History note

See History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers Vol 2 This placard, together with another(FEQ 172) referring to the fall of Kut, was placed on the German trench parapets opposite the 8th (Service) Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers at Hulluch. At 1am on 10th May 1916 a patrol led by Lt.F J Biggane of the battalion cut the German wire and captured both placards. The placards were presented to king George V on 25th July 1916 by Lt.Col Williamson O/C 8th Munsters. Polaroid photo in signs card index

Physical description

sign, board & stake rectangular wooden sign board and stake made from packing case timber with paper manuscript placard nailed to face,bullet holed

Ink manuscript

Irishmen! Heavy uproar in Ireland English guns are firing at your wifes and children! 1st May 1916

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