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Badge of Honour: Rusting Royal Irish Rifles Cap Pin Found Next To Body Dug Up On Somme Poignant Symbol of Ulster’s Sacrifice

Posted by admin on Dec 4, 2013

It’s an old and battered badge – but serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of thousands in the Battle of the Somme. This Royal Irish Rifles pin was discovered alongside human remains under mud and soil in the once bloody fields of France where soldiers from Ulster fought and died.

The simple military symbol was found with the remains a week ago, raising the possibility they belong to a Royal Irish Rifles soldier killed during World War One.

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