During the Second World War, many soldiers with connections to Northern Ireland such as Thomas Pearson saw action in Tunisia with 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
1st Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders served in Burma from mid-1942 until 1945. They had earlier seen action during the Dunkirk evacuation of May 1940.
1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers began the Second World War in India, before playing a role in the Burma campaign in 1942-1943 alongside Indian units.
During the Second World War, 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment saw action with the B.E.F. at Dunkirk in 1940 before fighting through northwest Europe in 1944-1945.
2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers deployed to France with the B.E.F. in 1939. They later fought in Madagascar and in the Italian campaign from 1943.
2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers fought across the Mediterranean theatre during the Second World War, spending some time on Malta and on the Greek islands.
2nd Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles saw action at many of the Second World War's most famed moments from the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940 to the D-Day landings.
At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers was in Derry~Londonderry where they had been based since 1936.
6th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers landed in Algeria in November 1942, seeing action throughout the North Africa campaign before disbanding in 1944.
6th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, raised in 1939 was a Home Defence Battalion consisting of older men with military experience, unfit for front-line service.
7th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, raised on 29th June 1940 was a Home Defence Battalion, remaining in Ulster until leaving for Great Britain in September 1942.
1st Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders served in North Africa, Crete, and Italy during the Second World War first seeing action on 10th December 1940.
In September 1939, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Battalion joined the British Expeditionary Force in France where it fought in the rear guard back to Dunkirk.
1st Battalion, London Irish Rifles left England in August 1942 going on to fight at Anzio and at the Gothic Line, and final assaults in Italy in April 1945.
1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers served in France with the British Expeditionary Force, going on to fight in Tunisia, Sicily, and Italy in 1943 and 1944.
1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles was an airborne infantry battalion that saw action at many of the most famous battles of the Second World War including D-Day
2nd Battalion, London Irish Rifles fought in the front lines from November 1942 until the end of the war in Europe, seeing action across Tunisia and Italy.
In 1939, 2nd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment served in France with the B.E.F. taking part in the famous evacuation from Dunkirk in May and June 1940.
At the outbreak of the Second World War, 2nd Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment was in India where they remained for the duration of the conflict until 1945.
3rd Battalion, Irish Guards arrived in France in late June 1944, taking part in the Normandy campaign before fighting through to Belgium and the Netherlands.
At the outbreak of the Second World War, 4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment was a Territorial Army Unit. It would see action in Normandy and the Netherlands.
During Operation HUSKY in 1943, 5th Battalion, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders fought in Sicily with 51st Highland Division. Among them was Lieutenant Henry.
6th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers landed in Normandy on 15th June 1944, taking part in heavy fighting around the city of Caen and the River Odon.
7/9th Battalion, Royal Scots served in 52nd (Lowland) Division during the final push of the Second World War, advancing onward into Germany in January 1945.
7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment was a battalion primarily engaged in home defence during the early years of the Second World War, having formed in 1940.
On 11th June 1944, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers landed in Normandy, France, and began to fight their way west reaching the village of Vimont by August.