2nd Inniskillings stoned by strikers

Thursday, 17 August, 1911 - Saturday, 26 August, 1911

During the great strike on the railways of England in 1911, troops were ordered to districts were there were disturbances. The 2nd Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers entrained in Aldershot for London on 17 August for deployment to Darlington, Yorkshire where the Battalion then guarded railway stations and engine works. A detachment sent to Shildon, the cradle of railway engineering, was stoned by rioters, but there were no serious casualties when the strike ended, the Battalion returned to Aldershot on 26 August 1911.