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Andrew Toland

British Army

Royal Irish Fusiliers

Photo courtesy of Andrew Toland

Andrew "Andy" Toland is the son of James Toland and Katherine Murray and the grandson of Mary Tinneny of Goladuff and Derrykenny, Newtownbutler, Northern Ireland.  He was born in Lurgan, Northern Ireland and raised there and in Manchester, England.  Andy enlisted in the British Army in 1947.  After training at the Preston Fullwood Barracks, he was assigned to the Royal Irish Fusiliers and further training with that unit in the barracks at Omagh.  He was then assigned overseas where he did tours of duty in Palestine, Egypt, Aquaba, near the Red Sea, Gibraltar and Germany.  After serving in the army for six years Andy left active duty and remained in the reserve forces for a time.


Updated September 13, 2021
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