All Blog Posts Tagged 'British' (4)

ANZAC Day Centenary - 25th April, 2015

The centenary of ANZAC Day is approaching, (ANZAC Australian and New Zealand Armed Corps), which commemorates the anniversary of the first engagement of those southern hemisphere troops, at Gallipoli, Turkey in April…

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Added by Brian Nolan on April 21, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

He May Be the Most Famous / Infamous Irish Soldier You've Probably Never Known About

It was not uncommon for Queen Victoria’s soldiers to be Irishmen or to have Irish connections, but few of them had a career such as that of Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts,…

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Added by Robert A Mosher on December 1, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A British Tradition—Purchasing Rank

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Excerpt from his book, Irish in the American Revolution

By James Francis Smith

Author of the “Irish-American Story”



In this day with Social Security, pensions, etc, many may find it impossible to grasp the British officers’ retirement pay—there wasn’t any.

The tradition at the time was called for an officer to purchase a promotion. Here’s the bind they found themselves in. If they didn’t come from money, they had to either borrow… Continue

Added by James Francis Smith on July 11, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

There’s Gold in Nellie Cashman

In Tombstone, Arizona, the town too tough to die, Nellie Cashman, the Miners’ Angel, is legendary for her business skills, her philanthropy and her Irish grit. Her biographer once said, when asked to describe her, “Pretty as a…

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Added by Bit Devine on July 9, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

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