June 7 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1917

+CAMPBELL, J
Royal Irish Rifles.14th Btn. Rifleman, 6712. Died 07/06/1917. Age 28. Husband of Norah Lilian Campbell, of 331, William St., Newtownards. Dundonald cemetery

+DOWNEY, Sydney James Livingstone
Royal Irish Rifles.14th Btn. Second Lieutenant. Died 07/06/1917. Age 21. Educated at the Methodist College, Belfast. Member of the Training Corps 1915 – 16. He was commissioned in January 1916. The 14th (Young Citizens) Battalion, RIR, was raised in Belfast in September 1914 from the Belfast Volunteers. They moved to Bundoran in December 1914, and to Randalstown in January 1915 and joined 108 Brigade, the 36th (Ulster) Division. He was an employee of The Northern Assurance Company Ltd in Belfast, a company now owned by Aviva and his name appears in the Roll of Honour on the company website. He was the second son of James Livingston Downey JP and his wife Marion Louisa Downey, Hampden Terrace, Rugby St., Belfast. He was the grandson of the Rev George Cron. Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery

+GREER, James
Royal Irish Rifles. 12th Bn. Rifleman. 18/960, Died 07/06/1917. Aged 19. Son of James and Elizabeth Greer, of 206, Blythe St., Belfast. Lone Tree Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

+SPENCE, Hugh
Royal Irish Rifles. 12th Bn. Corporal. 6849. Died 07/06/1917. Son of Hugh and Eliza Spence, Culkenny, Ballycastle. Lone Tree Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ballycastle Presbyterian Church RH. Ballycastle WM

+TALBOT, James
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Fusilier. 40667. Previously North Irish Horse. 2208. Died 07/06/1917. Battle of Messines. Born (named William James) on 27 March 1894 at Drumgarkin, Cootehill, Monaghan, son of farmer William Talbot and his wife Ellen nee Coulson. He grew up at his family’s farm at Corbeagh, Ashfield, County Cavan. He enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Armagh in June or July 1916. At the end of December 1916 he was one of forty North Irish Horsemen who transferred to the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. They embarked for France on 09/01/1917 and were posted to the 10th Battalion, joining it at Ploegsteert Wood on the Ypres front. Menim Gate, Panel 22.

1918
+BLACKMORE, Herbert
Royal Irish Rifles. 12th Bn. Corporal. MM. Died 07/06/1918. Son of George and Ina Blackmore, Ballymacarrett. Lived at Chatham, Armoy. Haringhe Military Cemetery, Poperinghe. Ballycastle WM

+COURTNEY, W

Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Private. 769901. Died 07/06/1918. Age 41. Son of William and Jane Courtney, of Dundonald, Belfast; husband to Elizabeth Courtney, of 189, Rhodes Avenue, Toronto. Dundonald cemetery

1940
+LEWIS, Cecil Thomas
RAF. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner). 550668. Died 07/06/1940. Aged 21. 88 Sqdn. Son of Samuel and Margaret J. Lewis, of Larne, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Moisy Communal Cemetery, Loir-et-Cher, France

1941
+KNOX, Francis Samuel Burnside
RAFVR. Sergeant. 948920. Died 07/06/1941. Aged 20. 107 Sqdn. Son of William Macafee Knox and Anna Pinkerton Knox, of Ballymoney. Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 46

1944
+CRAWFORD, George
RAFVR. Squadron Leader. 72986. DFC, AFC. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 29. 53 Sqdn. Husband to Leslie Crawford, of Marino, Co. Down. Runnymede Memorial, Panel 200

+HANNA, James
RAFVR. Sergeant (Air Gunner). 1796357. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 21. 630 Sqdn. Son of William John and Elizabeth Hanna, of Larne. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

ROYAL ULSTER RIFLES

+HALVEY, Joseph Patrick
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 14409065. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 19. Foster-son of James and Margaret O’Connor, of Kentish Town, London. Ayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+KANE, Willam Henry
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7018769. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 22. Son of Alexander and Isabella Kane, of Belfast. Cambes-en-Plaine, Calvados, France

+McCAYNA, George
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Corporal. 7015140. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 24. Son of Martin Joseph and Elizabeth McCayna, of Bethnal Green, London. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France

+McQUILLAN, Robert Harper
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 6985348. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 21. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+MORGAN, Reginald Norman
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Captain. 176458. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 31. Son of Richard and Emily Morgan, of Belfast. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+O’CONNOR, Patrick Joseph
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Lance Corporal. 6409738. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 24. Son of John Joseph and Pruedentia Mary O’Connor, of Drimnagh, Dublin, Irish Republic. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+O’REILLY, Michael
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7047510. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 21. Son of John and Mary O’Reilly, of Dublin, Irish Republic. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+OLIVER, John Chapman
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7012565. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 38. Son of John and Sarah Oliver; husband of Francis Nest Oliver, of Abergwili, Carmarthenshire. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
+REILLY, James Joseph Victor
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7012816. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 27. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
+ROWLEY, Owen
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Lance Corporal. 7021446. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 40. Son of Owen and Hannah Rowley; husband of Sarah Rowley. Cambes-en-Plaine, Calvados, France
+SMITH, Herbert Corville
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman.14203182. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 20. Son of Tom and Eva Smith. Ambes-en-Plaine War Cemetery, Son of Tom and Eva Smith. Cambes-en-Plaine, Calvados, France

+STEVENSON, Robert James
Royal Ulster Rifles, 1st (Airborne) Bn. Rifleman. 70199331.Died 07/06/1944. Aged 23. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stevenson, of Carnmoney. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France

+TESTRO, Leslie George
Royal Ulster Rifles, 1st (Airborne) Bn. Rifleman. 14672347. Died 07/06/1944. Aged 18. Son of William Testro, and of Lily Testro, of Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France

This Roll of Honour of the RUR based on CWGC records is a work in progress

1946

+GALLAGHER, Patrick Joseph
Royal Artillery. Gunner.1427296. Died 01/06/1946. Aged 23. 332 Battery, 106 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment. Son of Nellie Gallagher of Strabane. Strabane Cemetery

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