June 4 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day


RNVR. RND. Clyde Z 1876. Collingwood Battalion. Died 04/06/1915 Gallipoli. Enlisted in the RNVR 31/10/1914. Collingwood Battalion ‘D’ Company 4th Platoon 04/03/1915 – 04/06/1915. Born Dalbeattie 24/01/1899. Son of Peter Gallagher, Springburn, Glasgow and Mary McAlpine. Londonderry, The Diamond WM. ADM339

+HEANEY, James
RNR. RND. Leading Seaman 299814. RFR/ B/ 5603. Howe Battalion. Died. 04/06/1915. Enlisted in RN 08/02/1902. Enrolled in RFR 08/02/1914 ; Howe Battalion 09/02/1915. Embarked with RND Expeditionary Force to Dardanelles. “Leading Stoker Heaney – a member of Waterside Presbyterian Church and Churchhill Loyal Orange Lodge 871 – had twelve years’ service on the navy, and served with the naval division at Antwerp. His name was read aloud during a special memorial service held in First Derry Presbyterian Church, on Friday, August 4, 1916, to pay tribute to the Presbyterian soldiers of the city of Londonderry, who had died during the first two years of the Great War.” Son of William and Annie Heaney, Benvarden Avenue, Waterside, Londonderry. 1914 Star issued to father 06/03/1920. Husband to Ann who died 18/01/1932, and was interred in Glendermott New Cemetery. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Londonderry, The Diamond WM. Waterside – PCI RH. ADM33

+McQUILLAN, William
RN. RND. Stoker I. SS100594. Hood Battalion, RND. Died 04/06/1915. Gallipoli. Age 36. Enrolled RN 29/01/1904 for 5 and 7 years. Joined RFR 30/01/1909. Served from 09/08/1914 in Pembroke II and Victory IV (RND Hood Battalion 17/09/1914 – 04/06/1915). Reported KIA by Stoker A. Blackmore. Born Belfast 08/04/1880. In civil life he was a labourer. Husband to Sarah Ann McQuillan, Tenth St., Belfast. Shankill Rd Mission – PCI RH. Helles Memorial. IMR. ADM339 and ADM 188/1106/100594


+ANDREWS, William James Morrison

RFC. Second Lieutenant. Died 04/06/1917. Age 26. Royal School, Dungannon 1903 – 08. He studied engineering in London and by December 1916 had joined the RFC. Promoted to Second Lieutenant in May 1917 he began training as a pilot. He was killed in a flying accident on Salisbury Plain. He was the eldest son of Alexander and Violet Andrews of Woodvale, Ballymena. He was born at Cootehill, Dungannon 06/10/1890. His father, Alex was a tea merchant, formerley of Woodvale, Ballymena. They lived at Chapel Road, Dungannon. His father, Alex was a tea merchant. His three sons served. Second Lieutenant Arthur Andrews, formerly employed by  the Belfast Banking Company in Coleraine and Belfast, and of Royal Irish Fusiliers, was severely wounded in the thigh on the 1st July 1916 during the fighting on the Somme.  He had received his commission on 23/08/1915.  Fred Stanley Andrews was commissioned in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Drumcoo Cemetery, Dungannon. West Church Presbyterian Church, Ballymena RH.

+GAWLEY, Patrick 
6 CR. Private. 3942. Died 04/06/1917. Born in Ballinderry, Co. Antrim, he lived and enlisted at Belfast Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, panel 42.


H.M.S. Foylebank was being used as an Anti-Aircraft Ship. The ship was dive bombed and machine gunned by JU87 Aircraft when it was in Portland Harbour.

+BELL, Robert
Saloon Steward. H.M.S. Foylebank

Nav Aux Personnel. HMS Foylebank. Died 04/07/1940.

+McMULLAN, James Wilson
RNR. Sub Lieutenant. (E) HMS Foylebank. Died 04/07/1940. Liverpool Naval Memorial, Panel 2. Dunluce Parish WM

+POLLY, Robert George
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Assistant Storekeeper. Died 04/07/1940. HMS Foylebank. Son of R Polly, Carmel St., Belfast. Had been employed by Federated Employers Assurance. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 10/08/1940) Liverpool Naval Memorial, Panel 13

+WILKIE, David
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Second Electrician. Died 04/07/1940. Age 38. HMS Foylebank. Joined in May and on July 8 his wife was notified he was missing. Husband to Elizabeth Wilkie, Grand Parade, Belfast. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 17/08/1940). Liverpool Naval Monument, Panel 13


+HARTE, James Henry
RAFV. Sergeant (Air Gunner).1358088. Died 04/06/1942. Aged 20. 76 Sqdn. Son of Lotty Harte; grandson of Mrs. L. Harte, of Portrush. Vlieland General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands

+ROWAN, Thomas Edward

RAFVR. Sergeant. 1111475. Died 04/06/1942. Age 20.115 Sqdn. Brother of William Erwin Rowan, RAF, who died after the fall of Singapore, a PoW on the Burma railroad. Son of Thomas and Ellen Rowan, of  Patrick Place, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. Runnymeade Memorial, Surrey, Panel 92


+QUILLAN, Alexander
RAF.Sergeant. 359508. Died 04/06/1943. Aged 44. Son of James and Isabella Quillan; Husband of Louise Quillan of Holywood. Holywood cemetery


+GILFILLAN, Ronald Edgar
RAFVR. Leading Aircraftman. 1494233. Died 04/06/1946. Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Gilfillan, of Crindle, Co. Londonderry. Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg.

+STEWART, James Gordon
RAF. Leading Aircraftman. 650034. Died 04/06/1947. Aged 29. Son of James and Charlotte Stewart, of Strandtown, Belfast. Dundonald Cemetery

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