We have been in recent contact with Jeff Jeffrey, who served with the 2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles (2 LIR) in Italy and Austria from 1943 to 1946. Jeff, who now lives in Australia, joined the LIR Cadet Company at the age of 16 in 1941 when he was first given the opportunity to play…

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Duncan McNally has kindly sent us further details about his father, Major JE McNally MC. We would like to thank Duncan, his mother Elisabeth, and his two sisters for their kind permission to add this story to the Irish Brigade website. “Like many in the Irish Brigade, Dad was not born an Irishman, and was…

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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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