August 2 – Roll of Honour

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The newly erected Merchant Navy Monument on Plymouth Hoe. Nearly 8000 British flagged Merchant vessels were lost during WW1 and WW2. RN Memorial to left. Remembering five from NI who died on this day

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1915

+CLOSE, John
RN. AB. 216280. HMS Indefatigable. Died of illness 02/08/1915. Boy service from 24/07/1901. Enrolled 06/10/1903 for 12 years. In Indefatigable 24/02/1911 – 02/08/1915. Born Belfast 08/10/1885. Ashmore St., Belfast. Queensferry Cemetery. ADM 188/379/216280

1916

+HAMILTON, William
275th Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Gunner. 2429. Died 02/08/1916. Flat Iron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France

1918

+FOSTER, David
RN. AB. J36501. HMS Ariel. Died 02/08/1918. Age 20. He took part in the campaign in East Africa and saw considerable service elsewhere. He died after a mine explosion sank HMS Ariel, an Acheron Class destroyer, which was converted to mine laying in 1917. Together with HMS Attack and HMS Acheron, Ariel rammed and sank U12 off Aberdeen. Born Ballymena 11/02/1898. Son of David and Elizabeth Foster, Ballycraigy, Ballymena. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 27. Harryville – PCI RH. ADM 188/720/36501

1941

+DELANEY, Samuel
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 886277. Died 02/08/1941. Aged 27. 31 Field Regt. Son of William and Eliza Jane Delaney, of Ballycarry, Co. Antrim. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

1944

+ATKINSON, Frederick William
2nd Bn. Irish Guards. Corporal. 2719213. Died 02/08/1944. Aged 27. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Moy WM

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