Mussen Cortège

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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 Second 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 Pozleres Memorial. Richard Mussen was buried from 22 Dundee Street [which was just above Agnes Street] on 29/12/1936 and was accorded full Military Honours. He was laid to rest in Belfast City Cemetery. (From the plaque shown in image #3, below.)

Here is a short NVTv documentary about Mussen, including (at 12m25s) the image on which the mural shown here is based. The mural was done with spray paint by artist Sam Bates. It was unveiled on June 24th, 2011.

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2 thoughts on “Mussen Cortège

  1. Anonymous 2016-06-10 / 10:56 am

    where can I find the mural?

    • Extramural Activity 2016-06-13 / 1:41 am

      It’s in an ally just north of the Shankill Road – use the Map to find the precise location

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