July 11 – Roll of Honour

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Remembering the commencement of the Battle of Britain

Representing their comrades who died on this date

1915

+THOMPSON, Hugh James
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 1st Bn. Private. 2846.mDied 11/07/1915. Born Antrim. Enlisted Belfast. Son of Mr. J. Thompson, 57 Carnan Street, Belfast. Brother of John. Buried at sea. Ballymoney WM1916

1916

+BURKE, J
Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private. Died 11/07/1916 (Family Memorial). Dundonld cemetery

+FLOYD, Hadden
RFC. Second Lieutenant. Died 11/07/1916. Age 20. Only son of Dr. Ferguson Floyd, of Kilkeel, and a descendant of Captain Chesney, of Mourne, Co. Down, many of the members of whose family have distinguished themselves in military careers, notably General F. R. Chesney, R.A., of Euphrates fame. Hadden joined on the outbreak of war as a despatch rider R.E., and after over a year’s service he was granted a commission in the Royal Flying Corps. While on an offensive patrol over German lines, his plane was shot down and he was badly wounded. He succumbed to his injuries on July 11, and was buried by the Germans in a marked grave at the Chateau of Fabreuil, near Bapaume

+KNOX, John Stanley
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 7th Bn. Second Lieutenant. Died 11/07/1916. Aged 25. Native of Belfast. Son of Joseph Knox, of 2, York Villas, Cable Rd., Whitehead. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France

1944

+MORGAN, Reginald Norman
1st Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles. Lieutenant. Died 11/07/1944. Age 31. Commissioned on 01/03/1941 and promoted to Lieutenant on 01/09/1942. By the time of Operation Overlord, he was a temporary Captain as of 15/03/1943. With C Company, No. 15 Platoon when he dropped on the Normandy coast on D-Day. Reggie had entered the town of Sainte-Honorine with his platoon on 7th June 1944. A withdrawal was ordered from the area and he was among the troops seen leaving. 1st Btn Royal Ulster Rifles re-entered the town on 11/07/1944. There, they found the lieutenant’s body. He was thirty-one-years-old. Born in Belfast in 1913, Reggie was the son of Richard and Emily Morgan. Before the war, he had been a keen cricketer. His brother Lieutenant Harry R Morgan served in F Company, No.1 Medium Machine Gun Platoon on D-Day. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France

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