Dear Phaethon, I was blown away by your quality of research on individuals in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. My Great Grandfather was in the 1st Battalion, service number 4242. Private Caddis Joyce. He was killed in the battle of Colenso. What I would like to ask is how did you get such detailed service records for other members of the Royal Dubs for soldiers serving around the same time (involved in 2nd Boer War)? You have records of movements, awards etc. Any advice greatly appreciated!
Hi Phaeton. I was very impressed with your research into Patrick Babester. My Grandfather fought in the Great War having enlisted at the end of 1911. He was sent to France as part of the BEF. While there he received many wards including a DCM and Bar. He was injured twice, and was promoted to Compant Sergeant Major. He was in the 2nd RDF and the 1st RDF when they were amalgamated later in the war. He also lived in 21 Chamber Steet as did Patrick Babester and worked in the Guinness brewery after the war as well as P Babester. They obviously knew each other. It would be great to know how your got so much material on Patrick Babester. I would be very interested in talking to you.