Richard Mussen joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers [27th Foot] at the age of 15. At the outbreak of the Zulu Wars he volunteered for active service and was transferred to the 2nd Battalion The South Wales Borderers [24th Foot]. At the outbreak of the Great War he joined the 9th Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles and with him went his 4 sons and 2 sons-in-law. His son Richard [junior] was killed at the Somme on Thursday 21st March, 1918 and is remembered at Pozieres Memorial. Richard Mussen was buried from 22 Dundee Street on 29/12/1936 and accorded full Military Honours. He was laid to rest in Belfast City Cemetery.
Location. 54° 36.253′ N, 5° 56.905′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is at the intersection of Shankill Road (Northern Ireland Route B39) and Argyle Street, on the right when traveling west on Shankill Road. Touch for map. Marker and mural are in the alleyway just beyond the Ulster Bank. Marker is at or near this postal address: 191 Shankill Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT13 1FH, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayardo Bar Bombing Victims (within shouting distance of
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.