July 17 – Roll of Honour

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Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial.

William Lynn from Coalisland was one of four brothers who died in WW1. He is among nine men from N Ireland, who died on this day in the World Wars

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1916

+BRATTY,George
9 RInF. Private. 22679. Died 17/07/1916. Born in Lisburn, where he lived at 12 Barrack Lane with his wife and three small children, he was employed by the Inland Navigation Company. He enlisted at Moy, Co. Tyrone. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France

+LYNN, Wiliam Edward
1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers. Serjeant. 5700. Died 17/07/1916. Aged 21. Son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Mousetown, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. One of four brothers who died on service, two are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel. Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France

1917 HMS NEWMARKET

+FITZPATRICK, William
RN. Leading Seaman. 174638. HMS Newmarket. Died 17/07/1917. Age 41. Newmarket was lost in the eastern Mediterranean. Son of Patrick and Anna Fitzpatrick, Victoria Road, Bangor. Bangor WM. Bangor RBL Memorial plaque. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 24

MITCHELL, Charles
Seaman. 3762B. HMS Newmarket. Died 17/07/1917. Age 36. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Mitchell, Ballintoy. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 37. Ballintoy Parish Church RH

1918

+BUCKLEY, Harold
RAF. 53rd Training Squadron. Flight Cadet. Died 17/07/1918. Age 19. He was killed when his training aircraft spun and crashed in the Midlands. Trinity School and Halifax Secondary School. Member of the QUB Training Corps 15/05/1917. Gibraltar Rd., Halifax. Warley Congregational Cemetery. Halifax Town Books of Remembrance, Halifax Secondary School WM, St Hilda’s Church, Halifax WM

1942

+BANNISTER, Brian Stanley
RAF. Flight Lieutenant. 43089. DFC. Died 17/07/1942. Age 24. 24 Sqdn. Flying accident caused by lightning on transit flight of Hudson N7253 to Hendon from Sydenham, County Down. Control lost in cloud and wing broke off. Crashed at Tyn-y-bryne Farm, Nr. St Asaph, Denbighshire, N.Wales. Son of Frederick Charles and Kathleen Mary Bannister of  Belfast. Dundonald Cemetery

+PINKERTON, William
1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Fusilier. 7043238. Died 17/07/1942. Aged 29. Son of John M. Pinkerton and Eliza J. Pinkerton, of Ballymoney. Delhi War Cemetery, India

1944

+MAGEE, JAMES
RAF. Sergeant (Bomb Aimer). 616984. Died 17/07/1944. Aged 24. 40 Sqdn. Son of James and Mary Ellen Magee, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Belgrade War Cemetery, Serbia. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

+WILLIAMS, Ernest Alfred
6th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Fusilier. 4200191. Died 17/07/1944. Aged 27. Son of Alfred and Lily Williams; husband of Margaret Williams, of Lisburn. Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calbados, France

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