June 20 – Roll of Honour


Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli. 1,237 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried or commemorated in this cemetery including one on this day’s Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+BUCHANAN, Richard B
1st/5th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Second Lieutenant. Died 20/06/1915. Aged 21. Foyle College. University of Edinburgh. Son of R. Eccles Buchanan and Ethel M. Buchanan, of Chiswick Lodge, Templemore Park, Londonderry. Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli). See article June 20 this site.

+MOORE, John
RN. AB. J36822. HMS Raglan. Died 20/06/1918. Age 21. Enrolled 07/04/1915 for hostilities. Pembroke II and Raglan (03/06/1915 – 20/06/1918. Born Carrickfergus 08/09/1896. ADM 188/720/36822

+TYRELL, John Marcus
Royal Irish Fusiliers, attached Royal Air Force. Captain. Died 20/06/1918. Age 23. RBAI and QUB where he read medicine and was a member of the Training Corps. He joined the 3rd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. Marcus was granted two months medical leave on 15t/11/916 on account of “debility and anaemia”. He subsequently transferred to the Royal Air Force. He was killed on 20/06/1918, aged 23, during the course of an attempt to bring his aircraft back to the aerodrome after he had been shot. Marcus was born on 27/03/1895, the son of John Tyrrell, JP, and Jeanie Tyrrell (nee Todd) of Fairview Buildings, Crumlin Road, Belfast, and later “The Cairn”, Ballyholme, Bangor. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. First Bangor Presbyterian Church WM, Bangor WM. RBAI WM. QUB WM. See article June 20 this site.


+BAILIE, William Robert
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1484268. Died 20/06/1942. Aged 31. 5 Bty., 2 Lt. A.A. Regt. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Lybia

+BLEEKS, William James

RAFVR. Leading Aircraftman. 1035372. Died 20/06/1942. Age 24. Born 28/05/1918. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Anna Bleeks; Husband to Mary Jane Bleeks, of Portadown. He died as a result of an accident at Skeabrae, Scotland. He was survived by his children, Roberta May Leonard, and William James Bleeks, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. He was the nephew of William T. Bleeks, who was killed in action on 17/10/1918 while serving with the 3rd Indian Division. Seagoe Cemetery, Portadown

+CROMIE, Robert
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1476595. Died 20/06/1942. Aged 33. 5 Bty., 2 Lt. A.A. Regt.Son of Robert and Martha Cromie, of Ballywalter; husband to Edith A. Cromie, of Ballywalter. Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya

+DELANEY, William James
New Zealand Army Service Corps. Driver. 9120. Died 20/06/1942. Aged 36. Son of William and E. J. Delaney, of Ballycarry, Co. Antrim. Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanese Republic

+GIBSON, John Malcomson
Royal Artillery. Lieutenant.126704. Died Between 20/06/1942 and 21/06/1942. Aged 30. 5 Bty., 45 Lt. A.A. Regt. Son of James and Mary E. Gibson, of Newtownards. Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya


+SMITH, William Henry
1st (Airborne ) Bth, Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7013455. Died 20/06/1944. Aged 25. He had served for seven years in India and Palestine. Son of William Henry and Mary Smith, Belfast and husband to Mabel Beatrice Smith, of Hereford. Cambes-en-Plaine Cemetery, Normandy, France.

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