June 14 – Roll of Honour


Ranville War Cemetery, France – remembering Wilnor Crawford, Royal Ulster Rifles. 1st (Airborne), from Ballymena and others who fell this day

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+SEYMOUR, Andrew
RMLI. Private. 17738. Plymouth Division. 2nd RM. Battalion, RND. Died 14/06/1916. Enlisted 03/12/1914. Embarked RM Brigade 03/10/1915. Joined Battalion at Cape Helles 21/10/1915. Born Strandtown, Belfast 25/05/1897. NOK Sister, Miss Jennie Seymour, Coolbeg St., Belfast. Bois-de-Noulette British Cemetery, Aix – Noulette, Pas de Calais. ADM 159/161/17738


+ McMURTRIE, Stanley Gibson
CF – Chaplain to the Forces. Commissioned 1916. Attached to 60th Division on the Western Front in June. In November 1916, the Division moved to Salonika, and then to Palestine. However, he had contracted trench-fever and was invalided home and discharged in 1917. Educated at Bath and Llandovery. Won a Mathematics Exhibition to St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. BA 1899. In 1903 he was curate at Grange Sylvae (Goresbridge, Leighlin). He also served in Shankhill in Belfast and Seapatrick Parish in Banbridge, Ministering Canon at Kilkenny Cathedral, becoming Curate of the Cathedral. St. Saviour’s, Woolcott Park, Bristol. St James’s with All Saints, New Brighton, Birkenhead, 1912. Vicar of Egremont, Cheshire, 1917. Son of Hugh B McMurtrie, Bank House, Highbridge, Somerset. He had never really recovered from his illness and following an operation in London, died on 14/06/1919 at 14 Fitzroy Square, St Pancras. He was 41. St John Churchyard, Egremont


+BERKELEY, Thomas Colquhoun Edmonds
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant. 754377. Died 14/06/1941. Aged 23. 85 Sqdn. Son of James Lowry Berkeley and Eleanor Berkeley, of Tullyhogue, Co. Tyrone. Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 35. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

+LOUGHLIN, Hamilton

RN. Able Seaman. D/JX 181582. Died 14/07/1941. Age 27. HMS President III. In 1941 Hamilton was serving on board the Steamship S.S Georgic: she was the White Star’s last Liner having been build in Harland & Wolff in 1931. In 1940 she was converted to a troop ship and requisitioned by the Royal Navy for the war effort. On 7 July 1941, Georgic was docked at Port Tewfik in the Gulf of Suez. German aircraft were sweeping the skies in that area and spotted Georgic, which they proceeded to attack, resulting in two bombs being dropped, with one striking Georgic‍ ‘s stern. A large fire ensued, spreading to the ship’s dummy funnel which was holding ammunition. This ammunition exploded, seriously damaging the stern area of the vessel. The order was given to abandon ship, with Georgic now sinking by the stern. Six crew were reported as Killed and Lost at Sea, Hamilton Loughlin was one of the six. Born Carrickfergus 1914. Son of Hamilton and Robina Loughlin, Carrickfergus; husband to Johanna Mary Loughlin, Carrickfergus. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47.


Royal Ulster Rifles. 1st (Airborne) Bn. Rifleman. 7019461. Died 14/06/1944. Age 21. Son of John and Elisabeth Crawford, of Ballymena. Ranville War Cemetery, France

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