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Page created 15 July 2000. Corrected and updated 14.07.2006
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The  Connaught Rangers
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United Kingdom 
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How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
1881.07.01 The Connaught Rangers
organised as the county regiment of Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Roscommon, encompassing its Militia infantry [see below] less Leitrim Militia assigned to Rifle Brigade, and uniting two regular battalions:
1922.07.31 disbanded
pip The Connaught Rangers, 88th Foot & 94th Foot, 1793-1922, by Peter Power-Hynes
pip 88th/94th Connaught Rangers, by Seamus Hamill-Keays & Joe Ryan.
pip The Connaught Rangers, by Waterford County Museum.
pip The Connaught Rangers, by The Fame of Tipperary Group.
pip Chronology of The Connaught Rangers, by Seamus Hamill-Keays & Joe Ryan.
pip History of the Connaught Rangers in the Peninsular War, by Rob Anderson.
pip The Connaught Rangers, by Chris Baker (The British Army in the Great War).
pip The Connaught Rangers, by Brad Chappell (The Regimental Warpath 1914-1918)
pip Connaught Rangers Mutiny, 1920, notes compiled by Iain Kerr (Britregiments)
  RHQ and Depot:
    88th Regimental District at Galway [1881-1905]
    1st Battalion [1881-1922]
    2nd Battalion [1881-1922]
Militia and Special Reserve:
3rd Battalion (South Mayo Rifles Regiment of Militia) [1881-1908]
3rd Battalion (Galway Regiment of Militia) [1908-1922]
4th Battalion (Galway Regiment of Militia) [1881-1908]
4th Battalion (Roscommon Regiment of Militia) [1908-1922]
5th Battalion (Roscommon Regiment of Militia) [1881-1908]
6th Battalion (North Mayo Fusiliers Regiment of Militia) [1881-1889]
Territorials and Volunteers:
Hostilities-Only Units (First World War):
    5th (Service) Battalion [1914-1919]
    6th (Service) Battalion [1914-1918]
[combined battle honours of 88th Regiment, and 94th Regiment, plus:] 

Pyrenees1, South Africa 1877-8-92, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa 1899-1902

Great War [6 battalions]:  Mons, Retreat from Mons, Marne 1914, Aisne 1914, Messines 1914 '17, Armentières 1914, Ypres 1914 '15 '17, Langemarck 1914 '17, Gheluvelt, Nonne Bosschen, Festubert 1914, Givenchy 1914, Neuve Chapelle, St. Julien, Aubers, Somme, 1916 '18, Guillemont, Ginchy, St. Quentin, Bapaume 1918, Rosières, Hindenburg Line, Cambrai 1918, Selle, France and Flanders 1914-1918, Kosturino, Struma, Macedonia 1915-17, Suvla, Sari Bair, Scimitar Hill, Gallipoli 1915, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tell 'Asur, Megiddo, Sharon, Palestine 1917-18, Tigris 1916, Kut al Amara 1917, Baghdad, Mespotamia 1916-18

1.  awarded 1910 for service of 88th Regiment.
2.  awarded 1882 for services of 88th Regiment (1877-79), and 94th Regiment (1879)

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Badges: The Harp and Crown with the motto QUIS SEPARABIT? The Elephant. The Sphinx superscribed EGYPT.
Uniform: 1881-1922: scarlet; facings: green
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1881 [1st Bn:] Gen. William Irwin [also 34th Foot]
1881 [2nd Bn:] Gen. Sir John Thornton Grant, KCB
1889.12.23 Gen. Joseph Edwin Thackwell, CB
1900.01.15 Lt-Gen. Sir Edward Hotpon, KCB
1912.01.20 Maj-Gen. William Liston Dalrymple, CB [to 1922]
vc Victoria Crosses, by Mike Chapman (VC Reference).
Motto: Quis separabit?
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Marches: quick (from 1881): St. Patrick's Day
  2nd Bn: Blue Bonnets + Argyle is My Name
  unofficial: The Connaught Ranger, by Charles Martin
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Miscellaneous Tradition Links:


The Connaught Rangers, 88th Regiment of Foot, The Devil's Own [Napoleonic; Surrey], by Rob Anderson.
swords The Connaught Rangers Officers Mess Club, by Thomas Raymann
monument King House, Rocommon, by Boyle Chamber of Commerce.
Regimental Journal:
book The ranger.
Full Histories:
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Short Histories:
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First World War:

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Second World War:

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