June 22 – Roll of Honour


Etaples War Cemetery

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+McCAFFERY, George

C Bty. 189th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Acting Bombardier. 115183. Died 22/06/1917. Born Enniskillen. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


+IRWIN, Thomas
RN. LS. D/JX142449. HMS Gloucester. Died 22/06/1941. Crete. Limavady. Plymouth Naval Memorial Panel 46

+HOUSTON, Robert
RN. AB. Died 22/06/1943. Age 22. HMS Renown. Son of Ellen Houston, Dundrum. Kilmegan Church of Ireland Graveyard, County Down.

+TAYLOR, Joseph Edgar
Royal Artillery. Lance Serjeant. 857809. Died 22/06/1943. Aged 22. 85 Anti-Tank Regt. Husband to Irene Taylor, of Lisburn. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Thailand


+SMITH, John Alexander
RM. Marine. PO/X 111109. Died 22/06/1944. Age 21. 41 RM Commando. German prisoner of war. Injured in Normandy and died as a result of same. Educated at Bishop St., PE School, Londonderry. Founder member of St Augustine’s Parish Cub Pack. Active in Scout movement and YMCA. Keen sportsman. In his three years of service he took part in the landings in Sicily and Italy. Two brothers were serving overseas at the time of his death. Samuel was with the Londonderry Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Royal Artillery) and Thomas was in Egypt with the RAF. Their father had served in World War 1. Son of Richard and the late Rebecca Smith, Charlotte St., Londonderry. (Derry Standard 28/08/1944, Belfast Weekly Telegraph 08/09/1944) .Bayeux War Cemetery.


+PHILLSON, Alan John
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 7042984. Died 22/06/1947, aged 42. 25 Battery, 9 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment. Son of Thomas and Margaret Philson of Waterside, Londonderry; Husband to Bridget Philson of Waterside. Ardmore Roman Catholic Old Graveyard

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