Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at Theipval. A son of Larne, Maurice Adams, a veteran and Old Campbellian, who died on this day, was one of the highest ranking Naval medical officers to come from NI. Today’s Roll includes four men who are remembered in France, Cassino and El Alamein.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
1/5th Seaforth Highlanders. Private 4314. Died 27/07/1916. Aged 20. Son of George and Sarah of 85, Walmer Street, Belfast. Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. St Jude’s C of I Church, Belfast WM
RAF. Aircraftman 1st Class. 638353. Died 27/07/1940. Aged 22. Son of Robert and Rebecca Stewart, of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone. East Bridgford (St. Peter) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire,
Pioneer Corps. Private. 13007344. Died Between 27/07/1942 and 04/08/1942. Husband to Cassie Fenwick, of Aughnacloy, Co. Tyrone. Brookwood 1939 – 45 Memorial, Surrey. Dungannon WM
+O’DONNELL, Stephen James
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 880463. Died on 27/07/1942. Aged 18. 23 Field Regiment. Son of William and Mary Crossan of Londonderry. Ardmore Roman Catholic Cemetery
+McCANN, Thomas Andrew
RAFVR. Pilot Officer. 116980. Died 27/07/1942. Aged 23. 134 Sqdn. Son of Thomas Andrew Mitchell McCann and Florence McCann, of Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland; husband of Barbara McCann. El Alamein War Cemetery
RAMC. Captain. MC. 101317. Died 27/07/1943. Age 31. 86 Field Ambulance. M.D., QUB. Son of Abraham and Edith Herbert. Cassino Memorial, Panel 12. Lurgan WM
2nd Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Rifleman. 14220974. Died 27/07/1944. Aged 20. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Armstrong, of Manchester. Banneville – La – Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France
1st Bn. King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Lance Corporal. 7018861. Died 20/07/1944. Aged 22. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Shaw; nephew of Mrs. J. Deen, of Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. Banneville-la-Campagne, Calvados, France. Harryville Presbyterian Church, Ballymena RH.
ADAMS, Maurice Henry
RN. Surgeon Rear Admiral. CB (Mil) 1965. Queen’s Hon. Surgeon 1963. Served 1933 – 66. MB BCh, QUB 1930. DOMS Royal College of Surgeons 1947. Brother of Surgeon Lieutenant – Commander, George Fowler Adams, CBE, VRD. Born 16/07/1908. Son of Henry Adams, Cyprus Park, Belfast. One of five brothers educated at Larne Grammar School who served in the war. He also attended Campbell College. Died 27/07/1992.
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