Some time back, the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association decided to erect a memorial at Frezenberg to commemorate and remember the roles played by the 16th [Irish] Division and the 36th [Ulster] Division in the 3rd Battle of Ypres, also known as Passchendaele.
Both Divisions suffered major casualties in the assault on Frezenberg Ridge on the 16th/17th August, 1917. It was the last time that both Divisions fought together in the war.
The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association subsequently invited other Regimental Associations to participate in the project. At this time, commitment to support the project financially has been made by the following Associations:
- Royal Irish Regiment [ 18th Foot]
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Royal Irish Rifles
The above represent the eight Irish infantry regiments in existence at the outbreak of war in 1914.
The date set for the dedication of the memorial is Friday, 18th August, 2017.
Representatives of our Association will attend the dedication.
Any member who wishes to travel to the event should contact the Chairman, Liam Nolan, prior to the 30th June.
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