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Title: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Mimo on Friday 12 November 21 15:55 GMT (UK)
Am new to RootsChat.
I'm looking for details on an ancestor - Joseph Bright #6609 Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Hillhurst on Friday 12 November 21 16:22 GMT (UK)
Find My Past are offering free access to Military Records at the moment. There are several military records for a Joseph Bright (born 1899, Dublin) on FindMyPast.

Are you looking for your ancestor's military details? Or details, in general, about him?
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Pennines on Friday 12 November 21 16:24 GMT (UK)
There is a record for this soldier on Find My Past, he enlisted in Dublin in 1899 aged 18 years and 3 months.

Not listed under Boer War records though - he also served in WW1. You should be able to view them. I understand Find My Past are giving free access to Military records at the moment - I can't swear to that, but thought I had read it somewhere.

You have his number and his Regiment correct.
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Pennines on Friday 12 November 21 16:28 GMT (UK)
He was discharged from the Army on 5th April 1919.
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Mimo on Friday 12 November 21 16:31 GMT (UK)
Thanks all.
I have details regarding WW1.
All I have for Boer War is that he was in South Africa in 1901/1902.
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Hillhurst on Friday 12 November 21 16:31 GMT (UK)
Anglo-Boer War Records 1899-1902
First name(s)  J
Last name  Bright
Service number  6609
Notes  QSA Clasps: CC, OFS, SA01, SA02
Rank  Private
Regiment  1 Battalion The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victoria's)

This link might help for additional records: https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/military/boer-war-records/
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: ShaunJ on Friday 12 November 21 16:54 GMT (UK)
The South Africa medal and clasps are all recorded on his statement of service https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f007291224%2f00668&parentid=gbm%2fwo363-4%2f7291224%2f37%2f634
Title: Re: Royal Irish Fusiliers - Boer War
Post by: Pennines on Friday 12 November 21 17:14 GMT (UK)
He has an amazingly comprehensive record of service - with address details thrown in.