July 9 – Roll of Honour


Ypres Reservoir Cemetery

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+BARR, Thomas John

8 CI MtbaR (A/22368 or 422368). 34th Fort Garry Horse. Sergeant. Died 09/07/1916. Age 33. Born at the Maze, LIsburn on the 22/08/1882, he joined the North of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry (later to become the NIH) when he was 18 and served in the Boer War, receiving the King’s medal.  He was then in the South African constabulary for 3 years during which time he “served against” the Zulus in 1906.  He later left South Africa for Canada, living at 12½  Vinbourg Apartments, Agnes Street, Winnipeg. He joined the 34th Fort Garry Horse.  A motorman by profession, he enlisted at Winnipeg on the 18/03/1915 aged 32 years and 7 months, he was 5’ 9½” inches tall, had a 36” chest with 2½” expansion, fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair.  Having been posted to 8 CI MtbaR (A/22368 or 422368), he returned to Belfast on leave in April 1916.  Wounded by shrapnel on the July 5 he subsequently DoW in a casualty clearing station in Belgium. Second son of John and Hannah Jane Carlisle Barr of The Maze, Lisburn, Co. Down, and husband of Mrs. T.J. Barr of 12½  Vinbourg Apartments, Agnes Street, Winnipeg. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium

+DICKSON, William Tillie

6th Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Captain. Died 09/07/1916. Aged 29. Son of James Dickson, D.L., of Miltown House, Dungannon; husband to Elizabeth Dickson, of 46, Cranley Gardens, South Kensington, London. Beauval Communal Cemetery, Somme, France

See article and Roll of Honour on this site



+HOEY, Robert

Army Catering Corps, 1 Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles (6th Airborne Division). Private. 7012466. Died 09/07/1944

Every day is a Remembrance Day

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