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THE PIPES & DRUMS of THE

LONDON IRISH RIFLES

1906-2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information below courtesy of George Willis - updated as at October 2012. Any new information is welcome.

Pipers

* denotes Pipe Major at some stage

Aarons, Sam 1914-19

Alsop, Stan 1939-43

Arlow, Patrick 1944-48

Aspinall, William 2005-present

Barnard, John 1970s

Barr, Judy 2000

Beck 1939-46

Bewshear, Mick 1960s/70s

*Blackwell 1930s

Briar, Ronnie 1939-45

Brightman, Tom 1939-45

*Brown, George, 1940-45

Brown, Joe 1990s

Brown, ‘Mo’ 1939-42

Burns, Michael 1946-48

Burt, Chris 1970-95

Button, Len 1970s & 80s

Callaghan, Tom 1950-60

Carr, Ted 1930-1960

Carvell Andy 1914-18

*Clancey, Con 1914-18

Clare, Tom 1939-46

Coffee, Charlie 1940s

Conway, Tom 1915-18

Cotter, J 1914-18

Corkesh, 1914-18

Cornish, Bob 1960-75

Dempsey, Frank 1960-76

Diamond, Hughie 1970-96

Dennis, T 1950s

Dennis, B 1950s

Doyle, Sean 1976-84

Doughty, Peter 2004-2010

Dowling, Frank 1970s & 80s

Dullaghan, Jim 1970s & 80s

*Evans, Archie 1933-63

Fallis, John 1994-98

Farrell, Joe 1972-86

Finn, Colin 1970’s

Flook, Brian 1990s

Fogarty, Michael 1932-35

Fogarty, Paddy ‘Pa’ 1914-19,1932-35

Fogarty, Patrick 1930-35

Fox, Breda 1980s

*Franklin, Johnny 1928-85

*Franklin, Len 1937-43

Gardender, 1914-18

Gerary, George 1960s

Gibbons E.E 1914-18

Goodman, Terry 1997-present

Grant, Pat 1970-2000

Hall, Peter 1986 - present

Henning, F.S.“Mick” 1932-42

Horder, Peter 1940-46

Hough, Frank 1914-18

Hough, Harry 1914-18

Hughes 1940-46

Hughes Bertie 1942-45

Hutchins, Len 1940-60

*Jackson 1939-46

Jacoby 1939-45

Jeffery, Alfred ‘Jeff’ 1941-46

Jelly, Tom 1980s

Judd, Charlie 1932-39

Kavanagh 1950s

Kelly, Sean 1970s

Kerney, Adrian 1993-2001

Kennedy, 1914-18

Kerr, Patsy 1942-44

Kydd, Burt ‘Captain’ 1980s

Kimber, Reg 1940-46

King, Gerry 1967-84

King,  Terry 1967-84

Leddy, Albertt 1945-48

Learmonth, 1939-45

Lehmann,‘Mick’ 1939-45

Links, Maurice 1997-2001

Littlejohn, A 1930s

Littlejohn B 1930s

Lorhick, Bert 1960s

Lowrey, P 1939-44

Luckman, Eric 1972-76

MacDonald 1946-48

Mackesy, Roy ‘Cowboy’ 1939-46

*Maloney, John 1908-20

Maguire, Michael 1980s

Maher, Mick

Marshal, Dick 1914-19

Marra, Tom

Mason, Philip 2000-present

McCombie, James  1990-2003

McConnel, Bill 1970s

McGrath, Helen 1980s

McManus 1941-45

McMaster, Archie 1970-present

McKenna, Sean 1940-44

McMullen, Billy 1960s-90s

Mead, Ray 1939-42

Melia, John 1960’s

Melia, Mick 1939-42

Messerchmitt, John 1960s

Milne, Timmy 1939-45

*Miller, Jim

Modlock, Bill 1974-77

Moris, J 1990s

Murphy, Seamus 1980s

Newcombe, George Piper ‘F’ 1936-46*

Nicholson, Allan 1939-45

Nicholson, George 1940-42, 59 -70

Nolan, Martin 1990 - present

Nolan, Mick 1939-45

*O’Brien, Pat 1939-98

O’Brien, Joe 1946-49

*O’Callaghan,‘Sandy’1930-45

O’Callaghan, Tom 1939

O’Connor, Kevin 1960s

O’Donnel, Bernie 1960s/70s

O’Malley, Mick 1973-95

O’Malley, Mick 1939-45

*O’Sullivan, Kevin 1938-50

Purvis, Dave 1964-2001

Prout, Arthur 1939-45

Raun, 1914-19

Reeves, Bernie 1970s

Riley, George 1940-46

Riley, Jim 1960s

Rostant, Louisa 1997-2001

Rostant, Joanna 1997-2001

Sands, Pat 1999-present

Sauk, Sam 1939-45

Savage, Alf 1939-42

Scully, Sean 1965-82

Shanahan, Brian guest piper

Shanahan, Eddie 1933-37

*Shanahan, Jackie 1938-1948

Shanahan, Michael guest piper *

Shanahan, Sean 1988-2004

Shanahan, Arthur ‘Toddy’ 1938-42

Shield, ‘Jock’ 1939-42

Smith, Brian 1966-present

Stanton, Colin 1940-45

Stevens, Phil 1970s

*Starck, Albert 1907-18

Stranix, Johnny 1970s

Stumpo, Ben 1990s

Sullivan, Pat 1960-73

Tannel, Louis 1950s

*Taylor, R 1919

Thomas, 1929-45

Tucker, Dave 1980s & 90s

Turner, Sammy 1939-45

*Vaughan, Michael 1964-present

*Wallace, Jim ‘Cookie’ 1962-72

Ward, Charles 1939-45

Wicks, 1940-41

Williams, Taffy 1941-46

Wilkie, Bruce 1980s

Willis, George 1939-49, 1977-2001

Willis, Leslie 1940-45

Wilson, Alex 2005-present

Woodley, Phil 1939-45

Woods, Harry 1914-39


Drummers & Buglers

**        denotes Drum Major at some stage.

***      denotes Bugle Major at some stage.

+          denotes Dog Major or Dog Handler at some stage.

Baines, Dickie 1939-42

Batey, Redford 1970s

Barnard, Jim 1959-79

Barnard, John 1971 guest

Barnett 1940-45

Bollington, John 1914-16

Burns, Ken ‘Smokey Joe’ 1939-46

Buttons, 1935-43

Carter, H 1910-18

Cavan 1940-45

Childs, 1939-45

***Chubb, Maurice 1939-46

***Clarke, Roy ‘Nobby’ 1991-present

Clarke, Jim

Clarke. Lynn 1980s

Clarke, Maureen 1980s

Clisby 1942

Coles, D 1914-18

Cook, 1940s

Craig, Austin  1960s

Course, Phil 1980s

Crowley, Mick 1982-92

Deacon, Peter

Dempsey, Sean 1979-95,2004-present

Dawes, Allan 1960s

+Downard, Alex 1999-2001

Downer, Bill ‘Snouter’ 1935-42

Downer, ‘Governor’ 1939-45

Duncan, E 1914-18

Dunkley, Joseph 1946-48

Dutriet, A 1914-18

Elliot, J 1914-18

+Evans, Norman 1950s

Fairservice, John 1942-1960

Faronfield, J 1914-18

Finn, Paul ‘Mickey’ 1970s

Forest, Dominic 1970s

Foulis, Dave

***Furness, John 1962-71

Foley, J 1914-18

Gibson 1914-19

Goldsmith, Joe 1939-45 1947-50

Goulding ‘Pluto’ 1939-42

Gibbons, George 1970s

Good-bear, J 1914-19

Groves, Gordon 1968-72

***Groves, Mick 1939-57

Hambleton, Richard 1980s

Harbarrow, E 1914-19

+Halsey, Dennis 1960s & ’70s

Harrington Bill 'Flash' 1940-45

Harris 1914-19

Harris, John 1960s & 70s

Hartley, Kevin 1970s

Hawksley, Rochelle 2004-present

Henchey, Don 2000-present

Hitchoock, Paddy 1950s

Homes, E 1914-19

House, R 1914-19

Hunt 1940-45

Jackson, Bill 1937-80

Jackson, George 1934-40

+Jackson, George 1940-45

Jefferies, Tom 1941

Kelly, Steve 1970s & 80s

Kelly, Terry 1970s & 80s

King, Barry 1980-94

King, George 1937-39

Kyne, Albie 1940-50

Leggatt 1940-45

Links, Maurice 1997-2001

MacKay 1946-48

Mackie 1941

Mason, Avril 2000 to present

Mason, Oliver 2000 to present

Matthews 1940-45

Mayle, Bert 1950s

McCarthy, Tim 1940-46,1980s

McCartney, Sam ‘Scrumsie’ 1960s

**McDonagh, Brendan 1991-2000

McGeary, Ron 1969-73

McMullen, John 1980s

**Metcalf, Tom 2000-03

***Metcalf 1942-46

Miller, Richard 1970s

Moore, Sammy 1966-70

Mullins,‘Sailor’ 1939-41

Mulqueen, Dennis 1970-2001

Murphy, David 1977-87

Nicholls, Johnny 1950s

O’Connor, Pat 1980s

O’Connor Lee 1980s

O’Donnal, Mick 1960s

O'Grady 'Bojer' 1941

O’Leary, John 1920s &1930s

O’Neil, H 1914-19

Pender, G 1988

Plummer John 1970-2000

Popeye 1941/2

***Powell, Jim 1970-93

Powell, Mike 1970-74

Powell, Tim 1980’s

**&***Raper, Tom 2000-present

Ridler, Andy 1951-79

Riley, Harry ‘Rasher’ 1941-46

Riley, Michael 1980s

Robinson, Eric 1941-45

+Roberts, Alan

Rogers, Paul 1980s

Russell, Bob 1960s & 70s

Sake, Sam 1941/2

***Scarborough, A 1960s

Shannon, Ted 1960s

+Sheridan, Les 1986-present

***Smith, Gordon 1962-1980, 1993

Smith, Michael 1994-present

Stillwood, G 1914-19

Stumpo, Ben 1990s

Sturgeon, Bob 1970s

Sullivan, C 1914-19

Swain 1941-42

Sweeney, Francis 1939-45

***Thackery, Bert ‘Tiger 1937-60

Taylor, Charlie 1939-41

Taylor, Ernie 1939-41

***Taylor, Fred 1939-45

Threadgold, E 1914-19

Turner, A 1914-19

Vaughan, Catherine 1997-2000

+Varga, Mark 1997-present

Wallace, Bob 2000-present

Wallace, Sue 2001-present

Ware 'Nunky' 1940-45

Warren, Terry ‘Bunny’ 1960s & 70s

Watts, Gary 2003-present

Welding, Ted 1997-present

Wilson, Don 1970s & 80s

Wood H 1914-19