ROYAL MUNSTER FUSILIERS

Royal Munster Fusiliers Memorial Ieper

Behind St Martin’s Cathedral in Ieper there is a Celtic cross that forms a memorial for the Royal Munster Fusiliers soldiers who died in World War One.

Royal Munster Fusiliers Memorial Ieper

A tricolour flies from a flagpole alongside the monument to mark its connection with Ireland and Co. Cork in particular. The plaque contains the coat of arms for Munster (the three antique crowns of the medieval lordships).

The symbol of Munster engraved on the memorial in Ieper

It reads: “In memory of those men of Munster who died fighting for freedom. A tribute erected by the people of the province and Cork its capital city.”

A tribute from Cork and Munster

There is also a similar inscription in Irish and one in French, where two wreaths had been laid.

Inscription in French

The Irish version of the English inscription reads as follows:

Irish inscription, Royal Munster Fusiliers Memorial

MENIN GATE NAMES

Names of members of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and The Rifle Brigade

Names of soldiers who died in Flanders around the Ieper area whose remains were never identified. They are inscribed on the panels of the impressive Menin Gate CWGC memorial.

Lancashire Fusiliers members

Lancashire Fusiliers including a Fisher J. (no relation)

Names of soldiers in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Members of the Royal Scots Fusiliers

Panel for The Rifle Brigade

Connaught Rangers Panel 42

Names of the Connaught Rangers who died Panel 42

Panel 44 Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Panel 44 for the Royal Dublin Fusiliers