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ISBN 9780957269514

“… a ‘must have’ for the medal enthusiast and student of the better aspects of human nature. The author is to be congratulated on a most remarkable and valuable work.”

Professor Bernard de Neumann



In 1974 the Queen’s Gallantry Medal was instituted to replace awards for gallantry in the Order of the British Empire for actions not quite meriting the award of the George Medal. Between its institution and December 2013, it was awarded on 1,044 occasions, which includes 38 posthumous awards and 19 second awards. You can read more about this unique history of the Queen’s Gallantry Medal on the For Exemplary Bravery website.

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ISBN 9780957269507

I cannot praise this work enough, it must form a great example for others to follow. I suggest that everyone gets a copy, particularly those interested in Ulster in the Great War.

Bob Wyatt – Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front Association. No. 97. May 2013.



Blacker’s Boys tells the First World War history of the 9th (Service) Battalion, Princess Victoria’s (Royal Irish Fusiliers) (County Armagh), one of thirteen infantry battalions raised in Ireland for 36th (Ulster) Division. You can see more about this comprehensive history, read reviews, and see updates, additional information and photographs that have been contributed since publication on the Blacker’s Boys website.

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