July 12 – Roll of Honour

Six men from two World Wars – Representing their comrades who died on this day


+THOMPSON, Harold Francis
9th Bn. attd. 12th Bn. Rifle Brigade. Captain. Died 12/07/1915. Age 38. Born Cushendall. Son of Rev. William Thompson, M.A., Rector of Layde Church, Cushendall and Sarah Margaret. Poperinghe Military Cemetery

7th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Serjeant. 840. Died 12/07/1915. Aged 28. Son of Henry William and Martha Robinson (nee McLoughlin), of Caledon, Co. Tyrone; husband to Rachel Ellen Robinson (nee Cochrane), of 12, Walmer Terrace, Ibrox, Glasgow. Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey

+MAXWELL, Nicholas
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private. 9550. Died 12/07/1916 in North Eventon War Hospital, Leicester, from wounds received on 01/07/1916. Aged 26. Born Stranorlar. One of three soldier sons of Mary Ann and Robert Maxwell, 4, Wapping Lane, Londonderry. An eight years’ service man, he fought in many engagements, both in Flanders and the Dardanelles. He was wounded in the latter campaign in May 1915, and again severely wounded during heavy fighting in July 1916 on the British front in France. His mother was on the way from Derry to see her wounded son when the word came that he had died. His funeral took place in Londonderry on Saturday, 15/07/1916, and was attended by the pipe and brass band of the 3rd Inniskillings, a firing party, and a number of the soldier’s comrades. Londonderry City Cemetery. St Columb’s Cathedral (Church of Ireland) WM. City of Londonderry (Diamond) WM.


+BANKHEAD, Samuel 
1 CH. Private. S/40153. Died 12/07/1917. Born in Monkstown, Co. Antrim, he lived in and enlisted at Belfast. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France,

+IRELAND, Sydney

RAFVR. Sergeant (Pilot). 745103. Died 12/07/1940. 610 Sqdn. Took part in Battle for Britain. Born in Belfast. Died in crash at RAF Biggin Hill. Family memorial, Knockbreda Cemetery


+MITCHELL, Edward Alexander
Royal Artillery. Sergeant. 7007893. Died on 12/07/1945. Aged 43. 4 Maritime Anti Aircraft Battery. Son of William James Mitchell and Agnes Mitchell of Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery, Glenalina

Every day is a Remembrance Day

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