June 15 – Roll of Honour


Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves cemetery

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+FORBES, Neill
RNVR. AB. Z/1595. Nelson Battalion RND. Died 15/06/1915. Age 30. Enlisted 29/10/14 ; Benbow Battalion B/127 22/2/15, transferred to Nelson Battalion 12/06/1915-15/06/1915. Died of wounds in East Gully Dressing Station. Born John Street, Ballymoney 06/06/1885. Son of John and Mary Forbes, Ingleston St., Greenock. Brother of Archie killed in action Somme 31/07/1916. Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli. Ballymoney WM. ADM339


RNR. Sub-Lieutenant (E). HMS Snaefell. Died 15/06/1916. Son of Patrick and APM While, Carlton, Carolan Rd., Belfast. Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery


RN. Petty Officer Regulating. 221060. HMS Ajax. Died 15/06/1920. Aged 33. Born Belfast. Husband of Katherine M. Armstrong, Southwell Rd., Bangor. Batoum British Cemetery. Haidar Pasha Memorial, Turkey.


+REE, John A
Royal Artillery. Lance Bombardier. 1078008. Died15/06/1941. Aged 22. 547 Coast Regiment. Son of Robert J. Ree and Isabel Ree of Londonderry. Londonderry City Cemetery


+SIMPSON, John Johnston
RAFVR. Sergeant (Air Bomber).1045724. Died 15/06/1943. Age 26.12th Sqdn. Son of Thomas and Rachel M Simpson of Grovehill, Ballymena. Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.


See article and RH for HMS Mourne on this site,on this date

HMS Blackwood
RN. Ordinary Seaman. D/JX 650412. Date of Death:15/06/1944. Age:21. H.M.S. Blackwood. Son of James and Susan J. Drillingcourt, Belfast. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 88

RN. Leading Seaman. D/JX 210150. Died 15/06/1944. Age 34. HMS Blackwood. Son of Henry and Sarah Murphy. His father Mr H Murphy, Teutonic St., Belfast served with the RN in WW1. Husband to Edith Murphy, Teutonic St., Belfast. Father of two children. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 21/07/1944). Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 85


RAFVR.Sergeant (Air Gunner).1795827. Died 15/06/1944. Aged 23. 115 Sqdn. Son of Robert and Margaret Armstrong, Belfast. Oisy-le-Verger Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

+NIXON, Thomas Lowry
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant. 1796296. Died 15/06/1944. Aged 19. 15 Sqdn. Son of Lowry and Margaret Nixon, of Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 221


Royal Artillery. Gunner.1473076. Died 15/06/1947. Age 28. 20th Battery, 2nd HAA Regiment. Husband to Lizzie Fullerton; son of Hugh and Margaret Ann Fullerton, Randalstown.1st Presbyterian Churchyard, Randalstown.

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