August 1 – Roll of Honour

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Munster Heath Cemetery was on the line of the Allied advance across northern Germany in 1945 but the majority of those buried in the cemetery died while serving with the Army of Occupation after the German surrender.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1916

+HAMILTON, John Stanley
9th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private. 13655. Died 01/08/1916. Aged 22. Nephew of Mrs. Ellen Whitelock, of Lake View Cottage, Caledon, Co. Tyrone. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais

+KNIGHTS, J H
RNR. Engineer. 3881/DA. HMS Vigorous. Died 01/08/1916. HMS Vigorous was a depot ship serving Larne Harbour which had a prominent anti submarine role. Larne New Cemetery

1940

+ANDREWS, Thomas Victor
RN. Engine Room Artificer 2nd Class. C/MX 47587. HM Submarine Narwhal. Died 01/08/1940. Narwhal left Blyth on 22/07/1940 to lay a minefield off Norway. Narwhal was sailing on the surface when it was spotted and sunk by a Dornier flying-boat. None of the crew of 95 survived. Son of Mr. and Mrs H. Andrews, Lurgan. Husband to Annie Andrews, Gosport, Hampshire. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 37. Lurgan WM

VETERAN

BECK, Ralph Bullock
RNR. Lieut. Served in both World Wars. Extra Master Mariner 1919. In command of HM Transports 1939 – 45. Son of Mrs Beck, Knocknavalley House, North Road, Bloomfield, Belfast. B 01/08/1888. Campbell College 600.

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