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Posted By: HuwG
18-Oct-02 - 08:09 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: McAldine's Fusileers
You might also have a look at The Dublin Fusiliers, same group, same source.

I can't find the Reverend Spooner's version, sorry.

Unlike McAlpine's Fusiliers, which was a nickname for Irish navvies employed by the British construction firm McAlpine, the Dublin Fusiliers were a Regiment in the British Army (I think they were the 87th Foot); they were disbanded on the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922.