He was one of the leading poets of the First World War.
His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke.
It was the regimental march of the Liverpool Irish, British Army.
It is the regimental march of the London Irish Rifles (now part of The London Regiment (TA)).
See During early 1851 Irish citizens of New York City formed a militia regiment known locally as the Second Regiment of Irish Volunteers.
The group selected "Garryowen" as their official regimental marching song.
He describes the defence of the town of Tarifa during the Peninsular War, late December 1811. Gough, later Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, commanding officer of the 87th Regiment (Later the Royal Irish Fusiliers), after repulsing an attack by French Grenadiers "…
was not, however, merely satisfied with resistance.
The name of the tune has become a part of the regiment, the words Garry Owen are part of the regimental crest.
The 7th Cavalry became a part of the 1st Cavalry Division during 1921.
The word "Garryowen" was used often during the Vietnam War by soldiers of First Cavalry as a password to identify each other.
John the Baptist, is the source of modern area of Garryowen in the city of Limerick, Ireland.
This song emerged during the late 18th century, when it was a drinking song of rich young roisterers in Limerick. 154) with the title, "From Garyone My Happy Home", with lyrics by T. The arrangements were part of a large project by George Thomson to engage prominent composers of his time to write arrangements of the folk songs of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.