June 13 – Roll of Honour

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Representing their comrades who died on this day

+CRAWFORD, Wallace
RN. FAA. Petty Officer. Wireless operator. FX/76537. Died 13/06/1940. Age 26. HMS Ark Royal, 800 Sqdn. F.A.A. Joined RN when he was 16 and transferred to FAA three years previously. Son of William J. and Elizabeth Crawford, Glenwood St., Belfast. She was notified he was missing. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 29/06/1940). One of two crew in Ark Royal whose remains are interred at Staadsbygd Churchyard, Norway

+ORR, David
RN. AB. D/SSX 26643. Died 13/06/1942. Age 22. HMS Farouk. Four years service. Son of Mr and Mrs J Orr, Central St., Bangor. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 10//07/1942). Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 65

RAFVR. Sergeant (Flight Engineer). 1487121. Died 13/06/1943. Aged 19. 408 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Aboard Halifax JB790 with the Code EQ-V when it took off from R.A.F. Leeming at 23.39 on 12th June 1943. The mission was a raid on Bochum however the aircraft was attacked at 01.22 by Hptm. Egmont Prinz Zur Lippe Weissenfeld who was serving with 111 / NJG 1 Night Fighter Squadron. The attack took place at 15,000 feet above Sellen near the City of Burgsteinfurt which is Northwest of Munster. Of the Crew of Seven men aboard the Halifax only Sergeant Leith-Ross and Canadian Francis Milburn were killed with the five others becoming Prisoners-of-War. The two Crew members are buried side by side. Son of James Alexander Ross, and of Margaret Ross, of Carclinty, Co. Antrim. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany


2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman.14217516. Died Between 13/06/1944 and 14/06/1944. Aged 22. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Watson, of Dunmurry. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France

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