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Irish soldiers fighting against Napoleon in Italy
« on: Monday 28 March 05 00:30 BST (UK) »
I am interested in the 'Forlorn Hope of Santa Luca' near Pisa and how to find the names of those Irish soldiers who fought and were wounded.

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Re: Irish soldiers fighting against Napoleon in Italy
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 March 05 21:40 BST (UK) »
Giles,try all" Wild Geese" references on Irish sites.
             Good Luck,Goggy.

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Re: Irish soldiers fighting against Napoleon in Italy
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 March 05 22:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you


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Re: Irish soldiers fighting against Napoleon in Italy
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 31 March 05 03:37 BST (UK) »
Giles,the Forlorn Hope was an action taken during a battle,not the site name of the battle,volunteers were called for to storm an impregnable(?) position.SOME times more than once!
 Hard men for hard times,trust the Irish to volunteer!If they survived they had monetary reward,and wonder of wonders,a special badge thet gave them a bit of prestige amongst other soldiers.
Sorry,just babbling on again!!!!
                Cheers,Goggy

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Re: Irish soldiers fighting against Napoleon in Italy
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 31 March 05 11:17 BST (UK) »
Giles,yeah,yeah,me again,Ithink you need the 88th oof foot,theConnaught Rangers,the Devils own.St Lucia,Peninsula Wars.
I tried thinking this time afore mailing!!!
                   Cheers,Goggy.

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Re: Irish soldiers fighting against Napoleon in Italy
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 31 March 05 16:42 BST (UK) »
Thank you for all the information.

I am very grateful, and look forward to advancing my research


Best regards


Giles