19-11-1960-Congo-Troop-Funerals-B654-7385

The funerals of the Irish soldiers killed in the Niemba ambush while on UN duty in the Congo. On 8 November an 11-man Irish platoon on patrol in Niemba were ambushed by Baluba tribesmen. Nine were killed: Lieut. Kevin Gleeson, Sgt. H Gaynor, Cpl P Kelly, Cpl L Dougan, Pte M Farrell, Tpr T Fennel, Tpr. Anthony Browne, Pte. M McGuinn and Pte. G Killeen.
19.11.1960

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