July 21 – Roll of Honour

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Memorial to those who fought at Guillemont and Ginchy and to all Irishmen who gave their lives in WW1. The records of seven who died on this day – three of the RUR in Normandy.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1915

+LYTTLE, Abraham
RMLI. Private. PLY/17505. Plymouth Division. RND. Died 21/07/1915. Age 19. Enlisted 14/10/1896. RM Brigade 24/06/1915 – 21/07/1915. Born Ballymoney, Lurgan, 03/07/1896. Son of William and Hannah Lyttle, Ballymoney, Lurgan. Lurgan, Helles Memorial, Turkey, Panel 2 – 7. Hill Street – PCI RH. ADM 159/161/17505

1916

+BRANNIGAN, Daniel
1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Private. 22135. Died 21/07/1916. Aged 21. Son of Bridget Brannigan, of Altanarva, Corbo, Clogher, Co. Tyrone. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil – Martinsart, Somme, France

1940

+HANNA, William John
RN. Able Seaman. C/JX 144129. Died 21/07/1940. Age 33. In HMS Phoenix which was sunk by the Italian torpedo boat Albatros on 16/07/1940. Seven years service in RN. Two brothers in merchant service. His father served throughout WW1 with RIR. Another son James was killed at sea through enemy action on July 11. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 03/08/1940). Son of William John and Elizabeth Hanna, Taylor’s Rd., Carrickfergus. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 35

+WYLIE, William
RAF. Sergeant. 541172. Died 21/07/1940. Aged 22. 144 Sqdn. Son of William and Martha Wylie, of Belfast. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey

1944

+BALL, GEORGE HENRY
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7044397. Died 21/07/1944. Aged 25. Son of Thomas and Georgina Mary Ball, of Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire; husband to Martha Ball, of Baddesley Ensor. Banneville – La – Campoagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+HOLMES, WILLIAM SAMUEL
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Lance Corporal. 7045707. Died 21/07/1944. Aged 29. Formerly Royal Irish Fusiliers. Son of William J. and Sarah K. Holmes; husband to Doris Ethel Holmes, of Kingsbury, Middlesex. Banneville – La – Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France

+PLANT, George
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 7044475. Died 21/07/1944. Aged 24. Son of Charles and Mary Plant, of Exhall, Warwickshire; husband to Betty Margaret Plant, of Exhall. La Deliverande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France

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