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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World I • Wars, Non-US.
Location. 54° 36.253′ N, 5° 56.905′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Marker is at the intersection of Shankill Road (Northern Ireland Route B39) and Argyle Street, on the right when traveling west on Shankill Road. Marker and mural are in the alleyway just beyond the Ulster Bank. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bayardo Bar Bombing Victims (within shouting distance of this marker); Big Bill Campbell and Alastair Von (Ziff) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Frizzell's Fish Shop Bombing Victims (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); C Coy. First Battalion Ulster Volunteers (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); 36th (Ulster) Division (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Abhainn na Feirste / River Belfast (approx. half a kilometer away); Divis Street / Sráid Dhuibhise (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.