Militaria

Military Discharge Paper Ulster Special Constabulary, War of Irish Independence

$182.88

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    FOR SALE ☞ Ulster Special Constabulary, War of Irish Independence Discharge Paper 1926. Battle and wound description.

    DESCRIPTION ☞ This extremely rare and unique piece of framed ephemera is an Ulster Special Constabulary discharge paper from a battle shortly after the first War of Irish Independence.

    The first war of Irish Independence lasted between the years of 1919 - 1921, which would later turn into what was known as the Irish Civil War.

    The Ulster Special Constabulary was a Northern Irish, mainly Ulster Protestant Police/Military force created in Northern Ireland in 1920 and was disbanded formally in 1970. The Ulster Special Constabulary would clash with the Irish Republican Army many times throughout these years, with 95 members being killed in action.

    Thomas Jones Harper. Special Constable from 1921 to 1926. The document lists Harper's personal information, platoon and a brief description as to the events leading to his discharge. He was involved in an attack by the Irish Republican Army and received wounds in the altercation, which would lead to his discharge. The document is signed by R.B. Thomson, his Commandant at the time.

    The document has been framed some time in the 1950's based on some very hard to see writing on the back of the wood on the frame with the date 1951 written on it. Please see photos.

    DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT ☞ Approx : W 8 inch x H 10 inch

    CONDITION ☞ This rare document is in good condition. The document shows some signs of oxidation (yellowing) due to age as is consistent with old paper. On two locations, some foxing is present, at the center right of the document and underneath R.B Thomson's signature. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!

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