Irish Brigade

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

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London Irish commanding officer Ion Goff remembered

Lieutenant Colonel Ion Goff, who was killed by shellfire in the Liri valley on the afternoon of 15 May 1944 during the fourth battle of Cassino, was the only commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) to have been killed in action during its 30 months of campaigning in Tunisia and…

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Father Daniel Kelleher MC Chaplain to the Irish Brigade

During April 1944, close to the village of Caira to the north of the abbey of Monte Cassino, Father Daniel Kelleher went out to tend for several wounded men despite coming under sustained very heavy shelling. For his acts of valour on that day, Father Kelleher would be awarded the Military Cross, the full citation…

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