June 28 – Roll of Honour


Because of its location at a casualty clearing station, most of the graves at Lijssenhoek Military Cemetery are identified. With over 10,000 graves, it is the second largest CWGC cemetery in Belgium. Over 30 different nationalities are buried here, and while many are French and German, Chinese Labourers are also buried here, as is one soldier of the US Army. Nurse Nellie Spindler is the only woman who rests in Lijssenhoek amongst the 10,000 men.

Representing their comrades who fell on this day


Royal Irish Rifles. Rifleman. 11633. Died 28/06/1915. Dundonald cemetery

8th Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Private. 7451. Died 28/06/1915. Born Ballymoney. Son of John and Elizabeth Bellingham. Lived: West Calder, Midlothian. Enlisted: Wood Muir, Midlothian. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

+BLACK, Henry
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Private. 4228. Died 28/06/1915. Aged 20. A member of Ebrington Presbyterian Church, Londonderry. His name was read aloud during a special memorial service held in First Derry Presbyterian Church, on Friday, August 4, 1916, to pay tribute to the Presbyterian soldiers of the city of Londonderry, who had died during the first two years of the Great War. Son of Joseph Black, 12, Meehan’s Row, Dungiven Road, Waterside, Londonderry. Joseph and Henry Black signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, TurkeyDiamond WM Londonderry

+DAVIS (Davies), H H
North Staffordshire Regiment. Staff Sergeant. 1271. Died 28/06/1915. (Family Memorial) Dundonald cemetery

RN. Signaller. J/1007. HMS Lord Nelson. Died 28/06/1915. Brother of Mr. WH Marsland, Lingmoor St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Paxton St., Belfast. Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli).

+McBRIDE, Hugh
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private. 4345. Died 28/06/1915. Born: Coleraine. Enlisted: Strabane. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey


+CLARKE, Private Adam
9 RInF. Private. 28981. Died 28/06/1916, Somme. Age 35. Born Dunmurry, son of William and Annie Clarke of Milfort Avenue, Dunmurry. Enlisted at Belfast. Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, Somme, France.


+GLASS, Robert
Royal Irish Rifles, 12th Bn. Rifleman. 18998. Died 28/06/1918. Aged 29. Son of James and Eliza Glass, of Cullybackey. Aulnoye Communal Cemeetery, Nord, France


+CAREY, Daniel Thomas
Australian Corps of Signals. A.I.F. 7 div. Sigs. Signalman. VX6501. Died 28/06/1941. Aged 35. Son of Daniel Thomas Carey and Florance Suzanne Carey, of Belfast, Northern Ireland; husband to Veronica Mary Carey, of Benalla, Victoria, Australia. Sidon War Cemetery. Lebanese Republic


+FENTON, Walter Oswald
RAFVR. Sergeant. 745092. Died 28/06/1941. Aged 23. Son of The Revd. Walter Long Fenton, M.A., and of Elizabeth Therese G. Fenton of Belfast. Knockbreda Cemetery


+WILSON, Robert Logan
RAFVR. Aircraftman 1st Class. 995972. Died 28/06/1942. Aged 23. Son of William Ogilvie Wilson and Mary Wilson of Bangor. Bangor Cemetery


+COULTER, Kenneth Boyd
RAFVR. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner). 1076266. Died 28/06/1943. Aged 21. 101 Sqdn. Son of Percy Britt Coulter and Lily Williamson Coulter, of Lisburn. Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, France.


RAFVR. Sergeant (Air Gunner). 1880052. Died 28/06/1944. Aged 20. 106 Sqdn. Son of Mr. and Mrs. William James Hetherington, of Londonderry. Bransles Communal Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France

+NETHERY, George Douglas
RAFVR. Aircraftman 1st Class. 1795642. Died 28/06/1944. Aged 23. Son of William J. and Minnie Nethery, of Drumquin, Co. Tyrone. Rome War Cemetery


+EXLEY, George Arnold
RAFVR. Flying Officer (Navigator).153487. Died 28/06/1945. Aged 26. 27 Sqdn. BA, QUB. Dip Ed 1941. Son of George and Anne Exley. Husband to Alice Exley, of Belfast. Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar. QUB RH

Royal Artillery. Gunner.1560614. Died 28/06/1945. Aged 29. Son of Henry and Minnie Margaret Thomson.; Husband of Mary Thomson. Dundonald Cemetery

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