Day: July 31, 2019

July 31 – Roll of Honour

Alfred Taylor, an Irish international rugby player, who was killed on the first day of the Third Battle of Ypres is named on Comber and District War Memorial, Co. Down.

July 31 – Submariner Magennis wins NI’s only Victoria Cross in WW2

On this day James Magennis won the Victoria Cross through his actions in a midget submarine against the Japanese in Singapore.  Leading Seaman James Magennis VC being presented with a cheque for £3,600 in 1946 by the Rt Hon Sir Crawford McCullagh Bt, Rt…