July 4 – Roll of Honour

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Eleven records including Wm Scarlett decorated for actions in RAF Bomber Command WW2 and remembered at Heverlee, Belgium

Representing their comrades who fell on this day

1915

+McKENNA, William James
RN. Stoker I. 310751. HMS Astrea. Died 04/07/1915 of septic pneumonia. Enrolled 26/09/1906 for 12 years. War service in Hyacinth and Astrea. Born Londonderry 01/01/1888. ADM 188/508/310751

1916

+GINN, W H
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Serjeant. 8979. DCM. Died 04/07/1916. Beaumont-Hamel British Cemetery, Somme, France

+MONTGOMERY, Edward Montgomery
16th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Rifleman. 18/408. Died 04/07/1916. Husband to Elizabeth Dick, 2 Craigavad Street, Belfast. Thiepval Memorial, France. (1st August 1917 Belfast Newsletter)

1917

+BROWN, William John
RN. Stoker First Class. K17041. HMS Aster. Died 04/07/1917. Enrolled 28/12/1912 for 12 years. War service in Actaeon, Pembroke II, Penelope and Aster (31/05/1915 – 04/07/1917). Born Belfast 04/10/1894. Vicarage St., Belfast. Ballymacarrett. St Patrick’s Parish Church WM. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 23. ADM 188/901/17041

1940 HMS FOYLEBANK

+POLLY, Robert George
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Assistant Storekeeper. Died 04/07/1940. HMS Foylebank. Son of R Polly, Carmel St., Belfast. Had been employed by Federated Employers Assurance. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 10/08/1940) Liverpool Naval Memorial, Panel 13

+WILKIE, David
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Second Electrician. Died 04/07/1940. Age 38. HMS Foylebank. Joined in May and on July 8 his wife was notified he was missing. Husband to Elizabeth Wilkie, Grand Parade, Belfast. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 17/08/1940). Liverpool Naval Monument, Panel 13

1940

+SMITH, W
RNVR. Sub. Lieutenant. Died 04/07/1940. Previously on staff of Harland and Wolff. Castlereagh Rd., Belfast.

+WEIR, Henry Joseph
Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy). Junior Engineer. 194131. Died 04/07/1940. Age 31. Eldest son of Robert and Maud Weir, Ballygomartin Rd., Belfast. Husband to Mrs. Mabel Weir, Sicily Pk., Finaghy, Belfast. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 03/08/1940). Liverpool Naval Memorial, Panel 13

1941

+IRWIN, John Cecil Brandon
RAFVR. Sergeant. 951459. Died 04/07/1941. Aged 21. 57 Sqdn. Son of George and Lucinda A. Irwin of Craigavad. Family Memorial, Holywood Cemetery

1942

+HANCOCK, Thomas
1st Battalion Welch Regiment. Private. 3957970. Died 04/07/1942. Aged 28. Husband to Kathleen Hancock, Belfast. Berlin War Cemetery

+HENNING, Charles Masterman
RAFVR. Pilot Officer. 104360. Died 04/07/1942. Aged 20. 226 Sqdn. Son of Charles Edward and Ruby May Henning. Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 70

+LYTTLE, Angus
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1455238. Died on 04/07/1946. Aged 42. Son of James and Mary Lyttle; Husband to Eliza Jane Lyttle of Whitehouse. Carnmoney C of I Churchyard

1943

+DONALDSON, William Matthew
RAF. Flight Sergeant. 552181. Died 04/07/1943. Aged 22.123 Sqdn. Son of Thomas and Mary A. Donaldson, of Downpatrick. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt

+SCARLETT, William
Flight Sergeant (Bomb Aimer). DFM. Died 04/07/1943. 166 Sqn. Crew member of Wellington X HF595 AS-Y on an operation to Cologne. Take off was 23.13 from Kirmington. Shot down by a night-fighter (Hptm. Wandam Siegfried, I./NJG5) over Belgium on the 03/04 of July 1943 (00:48Hrs). The aircraft crashed (Helen-Bos and Neerlanden are possible crash locations near St.Truiden (Belgium). All the crew were killed and were buried in the allied cemetry of the German air base of Brustem. Their graves are now in Heverlee War cemetery near Louvain in Belgium where there are the graves of several men from Northern Ireland. Notification of the DFM awarded to F/S Scarlett had been Gazetted on 4 December 1942, the citation paying tribute to his fortitude and skill while on operations with 142 Squadron in November 1942.

Notification of the DFM awarded to F/S Clark was not given until 28 March 1944, but that for F/S Scarlett had been Gazetted on 4 December 1942, the citation paying tribute to his fortitude and skill while on operations with 142 Squadron in November 1942. Son of William and Sarah Jane Scarlett, of Belfast. Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium

1944

+GIBSON, James Lang
Royal Army Service Corps, Number 9 Commando. Captain. 210963. Died 04/07/1944. Aged 24. Son of William and Jessie Lang Gibson; Husband to Maureen Gibson, of Lisburn. Anzio Beach Head Cemetery, Italy.

1946

+LYTTLE, Angus
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1455238. Died on 04/07/1946. Aged 42. Son of James and Mary Lyttle; Husband to Eliza Jane Lyttle of Whitehouse. Carnmoney Parish Church RH. Carnmoney C of I Churchyard

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