June 16 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day




+CURRAN, David
2nd Australian Light Horse. Trooper. 2809. Also reference to (No. 45),1st Reinforcements, Australian Flying Corps. Officially reported as having died 16/06/1917, whilst a prisoner of war in Turkish hands, from fever in a hospital near Mosul, Mesopotamia. Age 20. Twin son of Mrs. Curran and the late Samuel Curran, the Mallard, Downpatrick. CWGC entry – Son of Mathew and Margaret W. Curran, of Post Office, Grahamstown, New South Wales. Jerusalem War Cemetery


RAF. 55th Squadron. 2nd Lieutenant. Killed in action, 16/06/1918 in a fight with German aeroplanes. He joined the army previous to the outbreak of war and later transferred to the RAF. His younger brother was a POW in Germany. Son of the late Mr. William Currie, Clonard Gardens, Belfast. Husband to Mrs. W. H. Currie, Drumrankin, Cullybackey. Charmes Military Cemetery, Vosges, France.

+ELLISON, Sydney Wright
Royal Air Force, 28th Squadron,4th Wing Lieutenant. Died 16/06/1918. Age 19. Member of the QUB Training Corps 1917. Son of Thomas Harlow and Ethel Ellison, Ockbrook, Derbyshire. Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery


+SPRAY, Hugh Andrews
Royal Artillery. Gunner.1465681. Died on 16/06/1940. Aged 23. Husband of Agnes Spray. Dundonald Cemetery


RAFVR. Sergeant (Wireless Operator (Air)).1120984. Died 16/06/1944. Aged 28. 61 Sqdn. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Hughes, of Tobermore, Co. Londonderry. Escoublac-La-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France


RNVR. Surgeon Captain. Londonderry Academical Institution. Queen’s College Belfast, Edinburgh University 1912. Civil Surgeon S Africa Field Force and to Belfast Garrison. Born 1870, Woolwich. Son of QM James Wilbond, RA. Died 16/06/1965

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