POST  GREAT  WAR. SERVICE
1st Battalion Postings To Disbandment Of The Regiment. 

1919 -

June - The Battalion finally returned to England from France,  Battalion was stationed at Crownhill Barracks, Plymouth England.

1920 -

The Battalion standing to at Crownhill Barracks, Plymouth England.

1921 -

The Battalion standing to at Crownhill Barracks, Plymouth England.

October - Joins the Inter-Allied Forces in Upper Silesia, traveling via Dover, Ostend and Cologne.

September - 1st - The battalion arrived at Tarnowitz under the command of Lieut._Colonel J.A.F. Cuffe DSO and was accommodated in a large seminary, the officers being in separate billets. 

Why the battalion and other allied troops were in Silesia. - 

Silesia had belonged to Poland in early medieval times, but passed to the Kings of Bohemia in the XIV century, then to the Austrian Habsburgs. Frederick the Great of

Prussia seized Silesia from Maria Theresa of Austria in 1740 in the War of Austrian Succession, after which it became a part of Prussia. 

The Treaty of Versailles had ordered a plebiscite in Upper Silesia to determine whether the territory should be a part of Germany or Poland. In the background, strongarm tactics and discrimination on both sides led to rioting and eventually to the first two Silesian Uprisings in 1919 and 1920. The issue was eventually settled by the then League of Nations. 

The 1st battalion remained at stand-to the whole of it's stay in Silesia but no untoward incident happened in their area that demanded any action. 

On April 2nd 1922, the battalion entrained and left Tarnowitz at 06.30 am on the 3rd, started the return journey home, with a brief halt of 8 hours at Cologne; the battalion arrived back at Crownhill Barracks on the 7th April 1922.

ARMY  ORDER  78 - REGIMENTS  TO  BE  DISBANDED.

1922 -

March 11th - Army Order 78 published,  which stated that 5 Irish line Regiments were to be disbanded. The Royal Munster Fusiliers being one of the Regiments.

April - Battalion arrives England from Tarnowitz, Upper Silesia, returns to Crownhill Barracks, Plymouth England.

June 12th 1922, King George V accepted the Colours of five disbanded Irish Regiments, a remarkable period in Ireland's military history and association with the British Regular Army came to a close.

July 31st - Royal Munster Fusiliers Regiment finally disbanded.

Thus passed away the ' Royal Munster Fusiliers', a Regiment with a record that needs no words to immortalize it, and after a faithful service of over 250 years.

 

 

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