Representing their comrades who died on this date
RMLI. Private. 17320. Plymouth Btn RND. Died 14/07/1915. Age 18. Enlisted 17/09/1914. Embarked Royal Marine Brigade 09/05/15 and joined Battalion at Cape Helles 30/05/1915. Born Bessbrook 26/11/1895. Son of Agnes Paul, Bann St., Old Park Rd., Belfast, and the late Robert Paul. Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli). ADM 159/160/17320
RN. Able Seaman. D/JX 181582. Died 14/07/1941. Age 27. HMS President III. In 1941 Hamilton was serving on board the Steamship S.S Georgic: she was the White Star’s last Liner having been build in Harland & Wolff in 1931. In 1940 she was converted to a troop ship and requisitioned by the Royal Navy for the war effort. On 7 July 1941, Georgic was docked at Port Tewfik in the Gulf of Suez. German aircraft were sweeping the skies in that area and spotted Georgic, which they proceeded to attack, resulting in two bombs being dropped, with one striking Georgic ‘s stern. A large fire ensued, spreading to the ship’s dummy funnel which was holding ammunition. This ammunition exploded, seriously damaging the stern area of the vessel. The order was given to abandon ship, with Georgic now sinking by the stern. Six crew were reported as Killed and Lost at Sea, Hamilton Loughlin was one of the six. Born Carrickfergus 1914. Son of Hamilton and Robina Loughlin, Carrickfergus; husband to Johanna Mary Loughlin, Carrickfergus. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 47.
RAF. Leading Aircraftman. 616155. Died 14/07/1942. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Margaret Harper, of Eglinton, Co. Londonderry. Alamein Memorial, Egypt
+REID, John Girvan
RAFVR. Sergeant.1271320. Died 14/07/1942. Aged 33. 12 Sqdn. Son of Alexander and Jane Reid; husband to Ivy Maud Reid, of Island Magee, Co. Antrim. Runnymeade Memorial, Surrey.
+BRADSHAW, Arthur Balfour
Royal Corps of Signals. Second Lieutenant. 312237. Died 14/07/1944. Lisburn Cemetery. QUB RH
+FISHER, Douglas Frank Cameron
Welsh Guards. Officer Cadet. 2734094. Died 14/07/1944. Aged 26. Son of Frank Charles Fisher, and of Olive Mary Fisher (nee Temple); husband to Elizabeth Mary Fisher (nee McCarthy), of Jordanstown, Co. Antrim. Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India
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