July 5 – Roll of Honour


Yesterday at Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland, India, a special service of Commemoration took place to mark the start of the Battle of Kohima in 1944. The Duke of York, Patron of Kohima Educational Trust, laid a wreath during a visit to the site in 2012.

Representing their comrades who fell on this day


+SWAIN, William Steadman
RNVR. RND. AB. Mersey Z/57. Howe Battalion. Died 05/07/1915. Killed in action. Camp shelled. Age 23. Enlisted 08/09/1914. Howe Battalion ‘C’ Company 09/02/1915 – 05/07/1915. A Ropemaker. Born Belfast 14/04/1892. Son of Henry and Annie Swain, Mumford Rd., Orrell, Bootle, Liverpool. Native of Belfast. Skew Bridge Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli). ADM339


+CURRAN, Francis
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private.25053. Died 05/07/1916. Aged 20. Son of James and Eliza Jane Curran, of 3, Pim St., Antrim Rd., Belfast. St Marie LeHarve Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France

+WYLIE, Edward I
121st Field Coy, Royal Engineers. Sapper 64006. Died 05/07/1916. Born Shankill, Belfast. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. St Jude’s C of I Church, Belfast WM


+CLENDINNING, David Alexander
RN. Able Seaman. C/SSX 13199. HMS Whirlwind. Died 05/07/1940. Age 30. Son of Robert Alexander and Agnes Clendinning, Riverside, Glenavy, Lisburn and Whitehead. His father Robert served in 3 RIR in WW1. He died on the 11/11/1920 age 45 and is buried in Dundrod Presbyterian Graveyard. Chatham Naval Memorial. Panel 35. Glenavy WM

+ALLEN, James
Royal Artillery. Gunner.1519883. Died 05/07/1947. Aged 46. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Allen of Belfast; Husband of Margaret Allen of Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery

Every day is a Remembrance Day

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