Month: June 2019

June 30 – On this day

In 1916 on this day, the 15th Royal Irish Rifles (North Belfast) marched from Headuville to Thiepval Wood. The eve of one of the most formative dates in Irish history.

June 30 – Roll of Honour

Poppies in Worcestershire. John Badger DFC from Belfast and others from both wars represent their comrades who fell on this day.

June 29 – On this day

Today is the Birthday of the Royal Corps of Signals – founded 1920. The Queen’s Gurkha Signals celebrate. Major events from 1940 – 2000 with images…

June 29 – Roll of Honour

Theipval Wood

June 28 – Roll of Honour

Because of its location at a casualty clearing station, most of the graves at Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery are identified. With over 10,000 graves, it is the second largest CWGC cemetery in Belgium. Over 30 different nationalities are buried here, and while many are French…

June 27 – On this day

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, was shot to death with his wife Sarajevo, Bosnia. An event that is widely regarded as sparking the outbreak of World War I. Exactly five years to the day, statesmen and diplomats from the world’s leading…

June 27 – Roll of Honour

Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France where the graves of two from Newcastle NI named here may be found