On the 27th of August, 1914, the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers were cut off and surrounded by the Germans at Etreux, in France, during the Retreat from Mons. In total, 95 Munsters were either killed in action or died of wounds, with some 450 taken taken Prisoner. This year, the Royal Munster Fusiliers Association will return to the site of the action to commemorate those who fought, died and were taken prisoner.
Association member, Mike McLoughlin, is organising a tour and for those interested in joining this tour please contact Mike as soon as possible. Please indicate to Mike whether you want the application form sent by email or hard copy by post to your home address.
All places for this tour are now taken
2014 WWI Historical Tour to the Somme
Guided tour of war memorials and battlefields by a professional historian
When: August 25th to 29th.
Duration: Five days (4 nights).
Accommodation: B & B in Hotel in Saint Quentin, France.
Flights: Aer Lingus from Cork to Paris (CDG) return.
Bus transfers: Airport/Saint Quentin/ Airport.
Cost: 580.00€pp (plus supplements).
Some of the proposed sites for tour
- 100th Centenary ceremony at Etreux Cemetery by RMFA
- Museums in Albert & Peronne
- Memorials/Cemeteries in villages east of Peronne
- Visit Iron & Guise
- Devonshire Trench Cemetery
- Thiepval visitor centre & Ulster Tower
- South African Museum beside Delville Wood
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