87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot

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The 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793.wikipedia
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89th (Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot

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Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 89th (Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot to form the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in 1881.
Under the Childers Reforms the regiment amalgamated with the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot to form the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in 1881.

Royal Irish Fusiliers

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Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 89th (Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot to form the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in 1881.
The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's) was an Irish line infantry regiment of the British Army, formed by the amalgamation of the 87th (Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot and the 89th (Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot in 1881.

Sir John Doyle, 1st Baronet

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The regiment was raised by General Sir John Doyle as the 87th (The Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot, in response to the threat posed by the French Revolution, on 18 September 1793.
Doyle raised his own regiment, the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot, for the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793 and served in Holland, Gibraltar and Egypt.

Siege of Tarifa (1812)

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The battalion also took part in the Siege of Tarifa in December 1812 and the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813.
Colonel John Byrne Skerrett's British brigade consisted of the 2nd Battalion of the 47th Foot, 1st Battalion of the 82nd Foot, 2nd Battalion of the 87th Foot, the flank companies of the 1st Battalion of the 11th Foot, one company of the 95th Rifles, one-half squadron of the 2nd King's German Legion Hussar Regiment, and one foot artillery battery.

French Imperial Eagle

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At Barrosa, Ensign Edward Keogh and Sergeant Patrick Masterson captured the French Imperial Eagle of the 8th Regiment de Ligne.
The first French eagle to be captured by the British was taken by the 87th Regiment of Foot at the Battle of Barrosa on 5 March 1811.

British invasions of the River Plate

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The 1st Battalion sailed for South America in September 1806 and took part in the disastrous expedition under Sir Home Popham: it saw action at the Battle of Montevideo in February 1807 and the unsuccessful attack on Buenos Aires in July 1807.
On the other side of the city a second assault was launched, spearheaded by the 87th Regiment of Foot taking the Spanish defenders in the rear.

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough

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1841–1855: F.M. Sir Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, KT, GCB, GCSI
After serving as a junior officer at the seizure of the Cape of Good Hope during the French Revolutionary Wars, Gough commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot during the Peninsular War.

Battle of Barrosa

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It took part in the Battle of Talavera in July 1809 and the Battle of Barrosa in March 1811.
The capture of the eagle—the first to be won in battle by British forces in the Peninsular wars—cost Ensign Keogh of the 87th his life and was finally secured by Sergeant Patrick Masterson (or Masterman, depending on source).

Renmore Barracks

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As part of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, where single-battalion regiments were linked together to share a single depot and recruiting district in the United Kingdom, the 87th was linked with the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) and assigned to district no. 68 at Renmore Barracks in Galway.
The barracks became the depot for the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot and the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers).

88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

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As part of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, where single-battalion regiments were linked together to share a single depot and recruiting district in the United Kingdom, the 87th was linked with the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) and assigned to district no. 68 at Renmore Barracks in Galway.
As part of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, where single-battalion regiments were linked together to share a single depot and recruiting district in the United Kingdom, the 88th was linked with the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot and assigned to district no. 68 at Renmore Barracks in Galway.

Lord William Paulet

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1863–1864: F.M. Lord William Paulet, GCB
Paulet was also colonel of the 87th Regiment of Foot and later of the 68th Light Infantry (1st Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry from 1881).

Thomas Henry Johnston (British Army officer)

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He was the Colonel of the 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot from 1864 to 1870.

Infantry

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The 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793.

British Army

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The 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793.

Childers Reforms

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Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 89th (Princess Victoria's) Regiment of Foot to form the Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusiliers) in 1881.

French Revolution

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The regiment was raised by General Sir John Doyle as the 87th (The Prince of Wales's Irish) Regiment of Foot, in response to the threat posed by the French Revolution, on 18 September 1793.

George IV of the United Kingdom

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The regiment was named after the George, Prince of Wales, who later became King George IV. The regiment was sent to join the Duke of York's army in the Netherlands in summer 1794 as part of the unsuccessful defence of that country against the Republican French during the Flanders Campaign.

Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

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The regiment was named after the George, Prince of Wales, who later became King George IV. The regiment was sent to join the Duke of York's army in the Netherlands in summer 1794 as part of the unsuccessful defence of that country against the Republican French during the Flanders Campaign.

Netherlands

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The regiment was named after the George, Prince of Wales, who later became King George IV. The regiment was sent to join the Duke of York's army in the Netherlands in summer 1794 as part of the unsuccessful defence of that country against the Republican French during the Flanders Campaign. The regiment repulsed a unit of French troops during a skirmish at Aalst in Belgium in July 1794 but was subsequently captured by the French Army at Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands in 1795.

Flanders Campaign

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The regiment was named after the George, Prince of Wales, who later became King George IV. The regiment was sent to join the Duke of York's army in the Netherlands in summer 1794 as part of the unsuccessful defence of that country against the Republican French during the Flanders Campaign.

Aalst, Belgium

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The regiment repulsed a unit of French troops during a skirmish at Aalst in Belgium in July 1794 but was subsequently captured by the French Army at Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands in 1795.

Belgium

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The regiment repulsed a unit of French troops during a skirmish at Aalst in Belgium in July 1794 but was subsequently captured by the French Army at Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands in 1795.

Bergen op Zoom

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The regiment repulsed a unit of French troops during a skirmish at Aalst in Belgium in July 1794 but was subsequently captured by the French Army at Bergen op Zoom in the Netherlands in 1795.

West Indies

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The regiment was reformed and embarked for the West Indies in October 1796 and helped carry out an unsuccessful attack on Puerto Rico in April 1797.

Puerto Rico

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The regiment was reformed and embarked for the West Indies in October 1796 and helped carry out an unsuccessful attack on Puerto Rico in April 1797.