July 15 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this date

1915

+DONNELLY, Patrick
2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private. 19032. Died 15/07/1916. Aged 23. Native of Co. Tyrone. Son of Michael Donnelly and Rose Ann, his wife, of 18, Greendykes Rd., Broxburn, West Lothian. Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France

+SPRATT, Thomas
RND. Stoker 1st Class. 298606. Nelson Battalion, RND. Died 15/07/1915. Dardanelles. Died of wounds in 11th Casualty Clearing Station – GSW Abdomen, admitted 14/07/1915. Served in RN 27/09/1901 – 26/09/1913. Enrolled in RFR 27/09/1913. Nelson Battalion D/751 15/09/1914 -15/07/1915. Embarked RND Expeditionary Force 01/03/1915. Born Banbridge 27/01/1883. Brother of Mrs. Annie Patterson, Witham St., Belfast. Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey. ADM 188/484/298606

1915 HMS NESMAR

+BRADY, James
RNR. Stoker I. SS103627. HMS Nesmar. Died 15/07/1915. Enrolled 21/08/1908 for 5 and 7 years. Born Belfast 03/08/1888. McDonnell St. Belfast. ADM 188/1109/103627

+BRADY, John Joseph
RNR. Trimmer. 7759/TS. HMS Nesmar. Died 15/07/1918. Age 25. Son of William and Catherine Brady, of Belfast. Husband of Mary Brady, McDonnell St., Belfast. Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

1916

+ADAMS, Henry Arthur
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 8th Bn. Lance Corporal. 9825. Died 15/07/1916. Aged 29. (Formerly Royal Engineers, service number 19540). Son of John George and Elizabeth nee West Adams, of Londonderry. Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France

+ALEXANDER, John
8th Bn. Leicestershire Regiment. Second Lieutenant. Died 15/07/1916. Aged 24, only twelve days after going to the front.Norman Reeves a fellow officer recorded that he had been killed, “while bombing a German trench”, and that, “one of their grenades fell near him.  He did not suffer any pain.  The Colonel was most shocked and went to his assistance, and unfortunately met his death”. Born in Belfast he was educated at Drumbeg National School from which he won a scholarship for Dundalk Educational Institute, “gaining first place in all Ireland”.  After completing his education he was employed in Harland and Wolff’s and later at Belfast Ropeworks.  He subsequently took first place (from 100 candidates) in a competitive exam for a position in the Belfast Co-operative Society.  He received his commission through QUB OTC. Son of Maria Alexander, of Drumbeg, Dunmurry, Co. Antrim, and the late Thomas Alexander. His brother Robert also fell. Thiepval Memorial, France. QUB RH

+ALLEN, Henry Hamilton
1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Private. 17930. Died 15/07/1916. Born Carrickfergus. Enlisted Sunderland, Durham. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. It is located beside a medical clearing station that was used during the Battle of the Somme.  The majority of graves in the extension area were men who died of wounds at the Somme.

+McMULLAN, James
Royal Irish Fusiliers.1st Bn. Private. 22855. Died 15/07/1916. Aged 21. Brother of Rachel McMullan, of Ballywillan, Portrush. Auchonvilliers Military Cemetery, Somme, France
1917

+BEATTIE, Edward
RM Artillery. Gunner. 13385. HMS Redbreast. Died 15/07/1917. Age 22. HMS Redbreast was a passenger/cargo ship requisitioned by the Government during World War I, and used as a messenger ship and antisubmarine Q ship. She was torpedoed and sunk by UC – 38 in the Aegean Sea whilst on passage from Skyros to the Doro Channel. Forty two crew were killed. Edward had served three periods in HMS Agamemnon including Gallipoli and was in Redbreast 11/02/1917 – 15/07/1917. Born Dromore 25/12/1894. Son of James Beattie, Blackskull, Dromore, Co. Down. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Donacloney WM. ADM 159/87/13385

1918

+BRADY, John Joseph
RNR. Trimmer. 7759/TS. HMS Nesmar. Died 15/07/1918. Age 25. Son of William and Catherine Brady, of Belfast. Husband of Mary Brady, McDonnell St., Belfast. Milltown Cemetery, Belfast.

+DOOLE, Isaac
Royal Irish Rifles. 2nd Bn. Rifleman.19467. Died 15/07/1918. Aged 24. Son of Robert and Agnes Doole, of Islandbawn, Muckamore. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France. LOL 1422 WM, Antrim District WM

1919

+McVEIGH, John Marmion
RN. Stoker 1st Class. MC/433. HMS Gentian (Mine Clearance Service). Died 15/07/1919. Age 22. Mine explosion in the Baltic. Born Belfast. Son of John and Jane McVeigh, Forthbank Terrace, Bo’ness, West Lothian. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 32.

1940

+NIVEN, George
RAF. Corporal. 566120. Died 15/07/1940. Aged 24. 216 Sqdn. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Niven, of Londonderry. Cairo War Cemetery, Egypt

1942

+CLYDESDALE, James
5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, Royal Armoured Corps. Trooper. 7043169. Died 15/07/1942.

+WRAY, Hamilton
RAF. Corporal. 532586. Died 15/07/1942. Aged 27. 8 Sqdn. Son of Hamilton and Mary Wray (nee Lemon); nephew of Sarah Ann Gray, of Benburb, Co. Tyrone. Djibouti New European Cemetery, Djibouti

1943

+QUIGG, David Alexander
2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Fusilier. 6980608. Died 15/07/1943. Aged 24. Son of John and Mary Quigg; husband to Georgina Quigg, of Lisburn,. Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy

VETERAN

JAMESON, Samuel Douglas
RNVR. Sub.-Lieut. B15/07/1887. Son of S. D. Jameson, The Mount, Belfast. D 02/1950. Campbell College 659

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