Irish Brigade

The story of the 38th (Irish) Brigade in the Second World War

Faugh a Ballagh        Nec Aspera Terrent         Quis Separabit


War Diaries of 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers

The Irish Brigade web site is pleased to add transcriptions of the war diaries of the 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (1 RIrF) that provide a day by day narrative of the battalion’s actions from the time of their departure in from Liverpool in November 1942 to the time of final victory near the the River Po in northern Italy at the end of April 1945.


November 1942 to December 1943


January 1944 to December 1944


January 1945 to May 1945


Officers’ Roll: November 1942 to June 1944

Officers’ Roll: July 1944 to May 1945


Sources: National Archives, Kew.

November 1942 to June 1943 – WO 175/506.

July 1943 to December 1943 – WO 169/10235.

January 1944 to December 1944 – WO 170/1406.

January 1945 to December 1945 – WO 170/5019.


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