RDFA/099 Private Edward Brierley MM, 8th Royal Dublin Fusiliers

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Private Edward BrierleyEdward Brierley (1896-1955) was born in Ballsbridge, Dublin.  With the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914, Edward left his job with the Pembroke Urban District Council and joined the 8th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  Serving in Western Europe, including at the Somme, Brierley received no less than three certificates for bravery in battle and was awarded the Military Medal, awarded by the British Army for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire.

This collection, part of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Collection, contains documents, personal effects and memorabilia from Brierley’s army service, as well as his later career as a footballer with Shelbourne and St Mary’s football clubs.

Photo: RDFA/09/27 Edward Brierley seated, in uniform (click image for larger version)

RDFA/099 Private Edward Brierley (1896-1955) (pdf, 126kb) (cannot access pdf?)