Officers of the 2nd battalion Munster Fusiliers, stationed at Bareilly Camp India January 1891.
The following have been identified -


Back row standing from left

Middle row seated from left

Front row on ground from left

Lieut. F.F. Mellows

Lieut. Bruna

2nd Lieut.  Lord A.H. Browne

(1) Lieut. R.C. Boyle,

Lieut. Benson

Lieut. A. E. O. Congdon

Capt. R. Ffinnell,

* Captain Pierce T. Chute.

Capt. & Adjt. George S. Ormurod

Capt. A.F. Mann,

Major S.W. Hare

Colonel J.H. Barnard CMG ADC,

Major Wiliam Lloyd Brereton

Major Maunsell.


2nd Lieut.  F.A. D'O Gordon

Lieut. J.K. O'Meagher.







 Authors note: Captain Pierce Thomas Chute, is from the Chute family of 'Chute Hall' Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

(1) Roger Courtenay Boyle - (1863 - 1944)  - Brigadier-General, CB CMG,
General Officer Commanding Infantry Brigade Cheltenham College Militia, Royal Munster Fusiliers

Roger Courtenay Boyle was the son of Major-General Robert Boyle CB. He was commissioned in the Royal Munster Fusiliers from the Militia on 6 May 1885. He saw active service in Burma (1885-9) and in the South African War (1899-1902).

He was Adjutant 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers (1891-5), Adjutant 3rd (South Cork Militia) Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers (1902-5) and Commanding Officer 2nd Royal Munster Fusiliers (July 1909-July 1913).

When the European War broke out Boyle had been on half-pay for more than a year, but the war rescued his career. He served as Acting Adjutant & Quarter Master General with the 3rd Division from August to December 1914, when he was appointed General Officer Commanding 83rd Brigade in the newly formed Regular 28th Division. His time as a brigade commander, however, was short.

He fell ill in May 1915 and went home. After his recovery he became Inspector of Territorial Forces (July-November 1915) and then DAG HQ British Alone Army (November-December 1915). Alone was not an ideal posting for someone with health problems and on 9 December 1915 Boyle was transferred to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force as Commander Alexandria District. He retained this post until June 1919, when he retired from the army.


      Photo courtesy of Christopher D. Murphy of England.
      Boyle's biography: John Bourne ,Centre for First World War Studies,
      University of Birmingham, England.



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