July 25 – Roll of Honour

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Remembering five from NI who died on this day in France, Rangoon and Belfast. Écoivres Military Cemetery (above) is located in the Pas De Calais region of France and contains 1,728 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are also 786 French and four German war graves.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1915

+REID, J
Canadian Army Veterinary Corps. Private. 23075. Died 25/07/1915. From N Ireland. St Marie Le Harve, Seine-Maritime, France

1944

+GRIMLEY, Thomas Arthur
Leicestershire Regiment. 7th Btn. Private. 5054623. Died 25/07/1944. Son of Patrick and Rose Grimley, of Dungannon. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Taukkyan, Rangoon

+McBURNEY, Samuel Robinson
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1465660. Died 25/07/1944. Aged 42. 22 Battery, 8th (Belfast) HAA Regiment. Son of Alice McBurney of Belfast; Husband to Martha McBurney of Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery, Glenalina. Regimental WM and RH, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

1945

+BELL, William John
Royal Artillery. Bombardier. 998334. Died 25/07/1945. Aged 33. Son of Joseph and Mary Bell, of Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery, Glenalina Extension

1946

+DUNLOP, Robert
RAFVR. Leading Aircraftman. 2211185. Died 25/07/1946. Aged 24. 52 Sqdn. One of 22 RAF men killed when their Dakota came down in one of the biggest aviation disasters in Burma. At 1200hrs on 25th July 1946, Douglas Dakota C-47 Skytrain KN585 took off from Yangon Airfield, Burma. As the plane climbed, it entered an area of thunderstorms. In severe turbulence, the left wing broke off the craft causing it to crash into a swamp around 25 miles northeast of Bassein, Burma. All 4 crew members and 18 passengers died in the incident.Son of Frank and Winnie Dunlop, of Belfast. Rangoon War Cemetery, Myanmar

+TREACY, Robert Francis
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant. 1796178. Died 25/07/1946. Aged 22. 267Sqdn. One of 22 RAF men killed when their Dakota came down in one of the biggest aviation disasters in Burma.At 1200hrs on 25th July 1946, Douglas Dakota C-47 Skytrain KN585 took off from Yangon Airfield, Burma. As the plane climbed, it entered an area of thunderstorms. In severe turbulence, the left wing broke off the craft causing it to crash into a swamp around 25 miles northeast of Bassein, Burma. All 4 crew members and 18 passengers died in the incident. son of Francis Treacy and Bella Treacy of Cliftonville, Belfast. Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

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2 thoughts on “July 25 – Roll of Honour

  1. Jimmy Reid – Canadian Vet Corp.
    Born ,- Aughnacloy. Lived 119,Cosgrove St .Belfast
    Died from cerebral hermorrage as a result of a kick from horse

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    • Thanks Wesley. Have recorded info in our record for future revision. If you have any other names and similar sort of details for other dates I would welcome the same. Houston McKelvey

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