July 3 – Roll of Honour

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Lonsdale Cemetery, Authille, Somme with lavender in bloom

Representing their comrades who fell on this day

1915

+TODD, Hugh
RNR. Engineer. No. 3 Special Service Squadron. Died 03/07/1915 of wounds in Inverness Hospital. Brougham St., Belfast. Born Harryville, Ballymena. Photographs of funeral in Belfast Evening Telegraph, July 1915. Family memorial in Ballymena Old Cemetery. Wellington Street, Ballymena – PCI RH. Sinclair Seamen’s – PCI RH. Carnmoney Cemetery

1916

+HARBISON, J
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 2nd. Btn. Lance Corporal. 17891. Died 03/07/1916. Son of Robert Harbison, of Maine Street, Cullybackey. Connaught Cemetery, Theipval, Somme, France

+McGEE, James 4082
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private. 4082. Died 03/07/1916. Aged 25. Son of James and Alice McGee, of Aughnacloy. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme

+TAYLOR, Robert Thomas
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private. 3718. Died 03/07/1916. Son of William and Rachel Taylor, of Dungannon. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery, Somme

+WATT, Alexander
6th Dragoons (Inniskilling).101. Died 03/07/1916. Dungannon. Thiepval Memorial, Somme

+WITHEROW, Alexander Hunter Witherow
17th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. 2nd Lieut. Died 03/07/1916. Aged 21. Born: Londonderry 21/10/1894. Son of Alex. and Margaret Witherow, Kincull House, Claudy. Puchevillers Cemetery. Commemorated in Bannagher Presbyterian Church, Coleraine Academical Institution and Ballyrashane War Memorial

1917

+BLAIN, Edward
1 WR NZEF. Private. 28420. Died 03/06/1917. Brother of John Blain of Ballykeel, Artifinney, Hillsborough, Co. Down. From Lake View, Maze or Ballykeel, Artifinney. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France

+CHAPMAN, Rifleman William J
11 RIR. Rifleman. 2234. Died 03/06/1917. Aged 26.Born in Broomhedge, Co. Antrim, he lived in Moira and 8 Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn.  A member of the UVF, he enlisted in Lisburn.  He embarked with his battalion for France from Bordon in October 1915 and may have been wounded in June or early July 1916 and again in September 1916.  He died at a CCS in France from wounds received at Messines, Belgium. He was husband to Martha Chapman of 8 Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn whom he had married after joining up.  They had a young daughter. His brother James Chapman who lived with their mother in Longstone Street and Cousin Joseph Chapman from Smithfield, also served.  Both were wounded in June or early July 1916. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France, (very close to the Franco-Belgian border)

1944

+CLARKE, James Crawford
RN. AB. D/JX 367926. Died 03/07/1944. Age 20. HMS Copra. He had two and a half years’ service. Previously employed in Short & Harland Ltd. His father was twice wounded serving with the Royal Irish Rifles in WW1 and had served with the Ulster Home Guard since its inauguration. Son of James Crawford Clarke and Emily Martha Clarke, Tate’s Ave., Belfast. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 04/08/1944). Bayeux War Cemetery, France

1946

+CHRISTIE, John Hart
RN. Petty Officer. D-J 104487. Died 03/07/1946. Age 58. Husband to Esther Christie, of Belfast. Carnmoney Cemetery East. Sec. B. Grave 13.

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