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Re: Uniform Identification Alfred Feeney
« Reply #9 on: Friday 02 April 21 17:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you Frogsmile. I have no idea how you got all that information but thank you so much. Now I am one step closer, next to find out what continent he was sent to.

In 1927 the battalion was posted to Egypt and then in 1929 to Gibraltar, before returning home in 1930 to England (Catterick, Yorkshire).  See: https://web.archive.org/web/20071216143635/http://www.regiments.org/deploy/uk/reg-inf/020-1.htm

NB.  Itís interesting that the battalion was based in Dublin in 1919 after returning from WW1.  You might like to explore here: https://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/gallerynew/Cairo/Cairo.htm

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Re: Uniform Identification Alfred Feeney
« Reply #10 on: Friday 02 April 21 18:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Frogsmile ,   with all the information you gave me yesterday Ive been reading up on the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. I did find they were posted to Egypt and then to Gibraltar but as I said Alfred never made it home, Egypt or Gibraltar seem to be his final resting place. I would never have gotten this far without all your help. All I knew was he died from Disease in some foreign land. You are a hive of information, thank you so much.

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Re: Uniform Identification Alfred Feeney
« Reply #11 on: Friday 02 April 21 19:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Frogsmile ,   with all the information you gave me yesterday Ive been reading up on the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. I did find they were posted to Egypt and then to Gibraltar but as I said Alfred never made it home, Egypt or Gibraltar seem to be his final resting place. I would never have gotten this far without all your help. All I knew was he died from Disease in some foreign land. You are a hive of information, thank you so much.

Iím glad to help.  You should be able to find his grave if he died in service.  Cerebral Malaria was the most common cause of death at that time, as understanding the importance of better hygiene meant the army had got on top of Cholera, which had previously been the other big killer.