July 18 – Roll of Honour

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

Representing their comrades who fell on this day

1916

+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

1941

+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

1942

+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

1943

+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.

1944

+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

1945
+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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