August 27 – Roll of Honour


Today’s Roll is province-wide – men from Ballymena, Doagh, Lisburn, Randalstown and Portadown. Regiments include Royal Dublin Fusiliers, Seaforth Highlanders and Royal Artillery. Photo – Tyne Cot

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+MAGEE, Joseph
2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Private. 10316. Died 27/08/1914.  He was born in Randalstown. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.

+McSHANE, Robert
Royal Irish Fusiliers. Private. 8751. Died 27/08/1914. Esnes Communal Cemetery, Nord, France

+NEILL, George
Royal Irish Fusiliers. “A” Coy. 1st Bn. Private. 10772. Died 27/08/1914. Aged 20. Son of George and Mary Jane Neill, of Portadown. Honnechy Britiah Cemetery, Nord, France


+O’KANE, Francis
8th Seaforth Highlanders. Private. S/3488. Died 27/08/1917.  He was a native of Randalstown. Tyne Cot Memorial. West-Vlaanderlen, Belgium


+HUNTER, Stanley Seymour
Royal Artillery.11 Battery, 3 Searchlight Regiment. Sergeant. 1468569. Died 27/09/1941, aged 27. Son of Moses and Mary Hunter of Lisburn. Blaris Old Burial Ground

+MENARY, Henry
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant (Pilot). 748613. D F M. Died 27/08/1941. 22 Sqdn. Old Churchyard Cemetery, Isles of Scilly. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast


+BELL, James
RAFVR. Sergeant. 1796420. Died 27/08/1944. Aged 20. 97 Sqdn. Son of John and Kathleen Bell, of Doagh, Co. Antrim. Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 224


CRAIG, David Donald
RN. Surgeon – Commander (D). RN 1933. Campbell College. TCD BA 1928. BDentSc 1929. TCD Pink 1st VIII. Born 27/08/1906. Son of David Craig, Queen St., Londonderry.

HIGGINSON, Harold James
RNVR. Lieutenant – Commander. Born 27/08/1911. Son of J. Higginson, Adelaide Park, Belfast. D 08/1974.  Campbell College 2094

JOHNSTON, Robert Alexander
RAMC. Captain. Served WW1. QCB. RCSI. LLM 1900, RCPI, RCSI. Born 1868. Son of Francis Johnston, Ballykinlar. Husband to Nellie. Died 27/08/1960


McCOMB, Malcolm Patrick
RN. AB. Reported missing after the fall of Singapore. Confirmed as a Japanese prisoner of war. Son of Mr and Mrs Hugh McComb, Alfred St., Ballymena. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 27/08/1943).

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One Comment on “August 27 – Roll of Honour

  1. Sergeant Stanley Seymour Hunter’s regiment was 3rd (Ulster) Searchlight Regiment RA (SR), later 4th (Ulster) LAA Regiment RA (SR).


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