August 6 – Roll of Honour


John Lynn from Coalisland was one of four brothers who died, three in WW1. We remember them and seven others from NI who died on this date.

Representing their comrades who died on this day



+BENNETT, Henry John
RN. ERA I. 269426. LS & GC Medal. HMS Amphion. Died 06/08/1914. Aged 36 years. Born Belfast 11/07/1889. Culfeightrin, Torr Head

+LYNCH, Joseph
Petty Officer 2nd Class. 160591. HMS Amphion. Died 06/08/1914. Age 39. Born Bright, Co Down. Son of John Patrick and Hannah Lynch, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Plymouth Naval Memorial.

+McCONACHY, Charles George
RN. AB. 234602. HMS Amphion. Died 06/08/1914. Aged 25. Born Belfast, he attended Ballymena Academy. His first ship when he joined the service was HMS Queen Mary. Son of David and Margaret McConachy, of Strath House, Dungiven. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Limavady WM. Boveva – PCI RH

See article on HMS Amphion on this site


+LYNN, Robert
Royal Field Artillery. 87th Bty. Driver. 45206. Died 06/08/1915 on the Ypres Salient. Aged 30. Son of James and Elizabeth Lynn, of Mousetown, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. One of four brothers who died on service during the First World War; two are buried in Belgium, one in France and the fourth in Israel. Hop Store Cemetery, West – Vlaanderen, Belgium


+PATTERSON, Alexander
13th Royal Irish Rifles. A Company. Rifleman. 18607. Died 6th August 1917. Aged 25. Son of William and Sarah Patterson of Ardnalea Cottage, Craigavad, County Down. Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, West – Vlaanderen, Belgium


+MACILWRAITH, James Melven
RAFVR. Sergeant (Observer). 903519. Died 06/08/1941. Aged 22. 106 Sqdn. Son of George Melven Macilwraith and of Catherine Macilwraith (nee Mahoney), of Cork, Irish Republic. Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast


+IRWIN, William Edward Carson

Royal Artillery. Captain. 255942. Died 06/08/1944. Aged 31. Son of William Robert and Rebecca Jane Irwin, of Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh. Imphal War Cemetery, India

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