Month: July 2019

July 31 – Roll of Honour

Alfred Taylor, an Irish international rugby player, who was killed on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres is named on Comber and District War Memorial, Co. Down.

July 31 – Submariner Magennis wins NI’s only Victoria Cross in WW2

On this day James Magennis won the Victoria Cross through his actions in a midget submarine against the Japanese in Singapore.  Leading Seaman James Magennis VC being presented with a cheque for £3,600 in 1946 by the Rt Hon Sir Crawford McCullagh Bt, Rt…

July 30 – Roll of Honour

Today’s roll recalls 13 who died on this date including 3 members of 502 Squadron and 8 WW1 Naval veterans.

July 30 – Passchendaele, Campbell College and Castlerock

Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at the Menim Gate 2019. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres. Twelve former students of Campbell College, Belfast were killed during the battle. Three men from Castlerock fell.

Lurgan may claim NI’s most decorated fighter ace of WW2

Robert Turkington from Lurgan is amongst the foremost fighter pilots in WW2 from Northern Ireland.

July 29 – Roll of Honour

St Sever Cemetery in Rouen.

July 28 – Roll of Honour

A WW1 North Irish Horse Private from Ballyrashane and a Royal Navy ERA from Pomeroy – from Etaples to Hong Kong