July 18 – Roll of Honour


A nurse from Strabane, an airborne RUR, and six others are remembered today

Representing their comrades who fell on this day


+McBRIDE, Neal
9th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Private. 11785. Died 18/07/1916. Age 21. Son of John and Sarah McBride, Ramoan Cottages, Ballycastle. Thiepval Memorial, Panel 4d. Ballycastle WM


+BAILEY, William Robert
RAF. Aircraftman 1st Class. 547179. Died 18/07/1941. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Bailey of Enniskillen. Druminiskill Church of Ireland Churchyard


+BOYD, Matthew McKelvey

2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Fusilier. 6983749. Died 18/07/1942. Aged 22. Two brothers also served. Named after his uncle, Matthew McKelvey of Muckamore, who served throughout WW1. Son of Richard and Jennie Boyd, of Templepatrick. Kirkee War Cemetery, India


+BRESLIN, Daniel
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant. 1561437. Died 18/07/1943. Aged 20. Son of Daniel and Bridget Breslin of Strabane. Strabane Cemetery

+EVERITT, Charles Alexander
Royal Canadian Regiment. Private. A/4347. Died 18/07/1943. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Mary Everitt, of Belfast. Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy

+MEHAFFEY, Eliza Jane
Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service. Nursing Sister. Died 18/07/1943. Age 36. HMS Cormorant. Daughter of John and Margaret Mehaffey, Strabane. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 83. Family memorial in Urney Graveyard, Co. Tyrone.


+MAGINNIS, George Alexander
1st (Airborne) Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Lieutenant. 203952. Died 18/07/1944. Aged 33. Son of Edward and Matilda Maginnis, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone. Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+BUDD, Eric Henry
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1833433. Died 18/07/1945. Aged 24. 58 Lt. A.A. Regt. Son of Alfred Edmund and Lucy Georgina Budd; husband to Doris Muriel Budd, of Glengormley. Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

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