Family in WW1
Interviewed for MAOHP - 20/03/2017
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_023_A
Location(s): Casement Aerodrome
Brigadier General Paul Fry was commissioned in 1976 and retired in 2017, having served as General Officer Commanding the Irish Air Corps. In this piece of audio taken from an interview conducted in March 2017, Brigadier General Fry outlines his family background in the military, which stretches back to 1815, when an ancestor joined the British Army. He also states that his grandfather Robert Fry was born in 1889 and later joined the 36th (Ulster Division) in 1914 and fought in World War I. Both Robert and his brother David were also signatories of the Ulster League and Covenant.