June 5 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day

121 Field Company, Royal Engineers, Sapper. 64563. Died 05/06/1916. Born in Ballymacarrett, he lived at Corcreeny, Hillsborough, and enlisted at Belfast.  He died at home. Maghull (St. Andrew’s) churchyard, Lancashire

HMS Hampshire – see article and Roll of Honour on this site, dated June 5.

+DEDDIS, Thomas
6 RIR. Lance corporal. 5066. Died of wounds in Salonica 05/06/1917. Born in Hillsborough and living in Belfast, he enlisted at Downpatrick. Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

+GREER Joseph
1st Gordon Highlanders. Lance Corporal. S/13953, Died of wounds 05/06/1918. Aged 23. Son of M. Greer, Sprucebank, Portglenone. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport.


Chungkai War Cemetery where William Erwin Rowan from Ballymena is remembered. See 1943.


+ARMSTRONG, Thomas Lindsay
RAFVR. Sergeant Pilot. 745102. Died 05/06/1940, aged 22. Flying Bristol Blenheim L1232 he was attempting to land at night at Worcester Landing Ground but the aircraft overshot hitting a tree and house. Son of Thomas and Agnes Armstrong of Belfast. Carnmoney Cemetery. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

RAFVR. Sergeant (Pilot). 1066764. Died 05/06/1942. Age 20. 156 Sqdn. Son of Mr J G Thompson and the late Mrs Thompson of Randalstown, formerly of Mount Street, Ballymena. Bergen General Cemetery


RAFVR. Aircraftman 1st Class. 1795089. Died 05/06/1943. Age 19. 2738 Squadron (RAF Regiment). Son of Joseph and Eliza Jane Beattie of Belfast. Carnmoney Cemetery

+ROWAN, William Erwin
RAFVR. Aircraftman 1st Class. 993604. Died 05/08/1943. Age 23. Japanese POW. Son of Thomas and Ellen Rowan, Patrick Place, Ballymena. Chungkai War Cemetery.


+COLLINS, Leslie Ivan Frederick
Royal Berkshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Private. 5342214. Died 05/06/1945. Aged 27. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Collins; husband to Margaretta Collins, of Larne. Ranchi War Cemetery, India


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