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A very fine Visit to Ireland 1900, 1903 and 1911 trio awarded to Constable John Walsh, Royal Irish Constabulary, who at one stage was a Sergeant before being demoted due to drink, and served variously at Howth in County Dublin; Ballymore Eustace, ...

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A very fine Visit to Ireland 1900, 1903 and 1911 trio awarded to Constable John Walsh, Royal Irish Constabulary, who at one stage was a Sergeant before being demoted due to drink, and served variously at Howth in County Dublin; Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare; Moate, County Westmeath; and Lucan, Chapelizod, Baldoyle, and Balbriggan, all in County Dublin. Walsh died of influenza in April 1920. Sold together with his original helmet badge and pair of collar badges.

Group of 3: Visit to Ireland Medal 1900; (C. J. WALSH. R.I.C.); Visit to Ireland Medal 1903; (C. J. WALSH. R.I.C.); Visit to Ireland Medal 1911, unnamed as issued. Mounted swing style for display.

Condition: Good Very Fine.

Together with the original and rare Royal Irish Constabulary cap badge, and an original pair of collar badges, with a made-up ribbon bar.

John Walsh saw service as s Constable with the Royal Irish Constabulary, and at one stage was a Sergeant before being demoted due to drink. He was variously stationed at Howth in County Dublin; Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare; Moate, County Westmeath; and Lucan, Chapelizod, Baldoyle, and Balbriggan, all in County Dublin. Walsh died of influenza in April 1920. The medals were originally purchased by a collector from the recipient’s son, who at the time of sale was living in Monasterevan, County Kildare.