Day: June 21, 2019

June 21 – On this day

First Victoria Cross won 1854, German navy scuttles fleet at Scapa Flow 1919, resistance on Okinawa ends 1945… and more

June 21 – DCM award to WW1 Ballymena Gunner

The London Gazette of June 21, 1916, recorded that Bombardier Joseph Francey of Ballymena had been awarded the DCM.

June 21 – Hugh McNeill, Royal Marine WW1

Belfast-born Lance-Corporal Hugh McNeill, of the Royal Marines Light Infantry, perished when his ship was torpedoed by a First World War U-Boat. He served during the Boxer Rebellion in China, the defence of Antwerp and with the RNAS Armoured Car Division. His service is…

June 21 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes three submariners from NI lost in HM Submarine P 514 in WW2. Photo above – CWGC Jerusalem War Cemetery, Mount Scopos.