Rosen Trevithick is a fabulous indie author who writes for adults (the ‘My Granny Writes Erotica’ series – very funny) and children (stuff about Trolls – also very funny). Her most recent book is about self-publishing. It is humorous and well-observed; it is a ‘must read’ for any aspiring or, indeed, established author thinking of self-publishing.
She very kindly let me appear as a guest on her blog about the book: How Not to Self-Publish – The Totally Splendid Hotshot Author’s Survival Guide
The background to this series of essays and an index may be found here. This essay provides a short history of the Regiment from 1914 to 1918 and explains why there were insufficient Irish soldiers available to replace the casualties suffered in the major actions.
The Battalions of Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) 1914-1918
When war broke out in August 1914, the Royal Irish Fusiliers comprised two regular battalions, the 1st and 2nd, and two battalions of Special Reserve, the 3rd and 4th. By the end of 1914 the Regiment had raised five service battalions: the 5th and 6th in 31st Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division; the 7th and 8th in 49th Brigade, 16th (Irish) Division and the 9th (County Armagh) in 108th Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division. Meanwhile the 3rd (Reserve) and 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalions had been mobilised and were responsible for training new men and for holding trained soldiers, including the men of the Special Reserve, until they were required as reinforcements. Continue reading