August 28 – Roll of Honour

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This Roll is an example of big history of which servicemen from NI were part. A WW2 naval fatality from Gilford who had served during the WW1 Gallipoli campaign on River Clyde and at Jutland. A Bangor doctor serving with No 3 Commando. Photo – Brian Boru X.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1915

+KILPATRICK, William Boyd
5th Battalion, Connaught Rangers. Private, 4476. Served in Gallipoli, was wounded in the shoulder in 1915 and killed in action, aged 25 on 28/08/1915. Son of Mr. Robert and Mrs. Eliza (nee Boyd) Kilpatrick, lived at Tullaghmurry, Portstewart. Helles Memorial (Turkey). Portstewart WM, Portstewart Presbyterian Church’ WM, PCI RH. IMR

1917

+KEAN, Cuthbert Benedict
RNR. Lieutenant. HMS Jessamine. Died 29/08/1917. Age 27. Killed in action with a submarine as prize crew of SS Cooray in Irish Sea. Son of Dr. Hugh and Sarah Kean of Newry. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 25.

1941

+DIXON, Thomas Alexander
RAFVR. Leading Aircraftman (U/T Observer). 1119294. Died 28/08/1941. Aged 20. Son of Arthur W. Dixon and Lydia Dixon, of Dungannon. Drumcoo Cemetery. Dungannon WM

+MacDonald, William Moody
RAF. Pilot Officer. 102146. Died 28/08/1941. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Sara MacDonald of Bangor.

1942

+CORRY, Samuel David
RAMC attached to No. 3 Commando. Captain. 119736. Died 20/08/1942. Aged 28. M.B. Son of Samuel Corry and of Anna Corry (nee Stoupe), Bangor, Co. Down. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. QUB RH

+MURPHY, John
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1149023. Died on 29/08/1942. Aged 34. 3 Field Regiment. Son of James and Jane Murphy of Hilltown; Husband to Lucy Murphy of Chorley, Lancashire. Hilltown (St. John) Roman Catholic Cemetery

+QUINN, John
RN. AB. D/J 27783. Died 28/08/1942. HMS Hecla. Buried at sea. 28 years’ service. Served in WW1 in River Clyde when she landed the Anzacs at Sulva Bay, Gallipoli and at Battle of Jutland. Two brothers serving in the army. Son of William Quinn, Bannview Terrace, Gilford. Brother resident Abingdon St., Donegall Rd., Belfast. Husband of I. Quinn, Tottenham, Middlesex. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 18/09/1942). Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 66. Gilford WM. St Paul’s Parish Church, Gilford RH

1943

+KILDEA, Robert Michael
RAFVR. Flying Officer. 118092. Died on 28/08/1943. Aged 25. 86 Sqdn. Son of William T. Kildea and Mina Kildea of  Belfast; Husband of Ellen P. Kildea of  Belfast. Dundonald Cemetery. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

1944

+CRAIG, Alexander Spence
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attd. King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Captain.100910. Died 15/05/1944. Aged 23. Son of James and Louisa Florence Craig, of Knock, Belfast. Imphal War Cemetery. QUB RH
1945

+HELLARD, Samuel Charles
RAF. Flight Lieutenant. 50377. Mentioned in Despatches. Died 28/08/1945. Aged 38. Son of Edward W. Hellard, and of Mary Hellard, of Dungannon; husband to Muriel J. E. Hellard, of Norwich. Celle War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany

VETERAN

CLARK, Locksley
RNVR. Lieut. B 09/03/1893, son of John S Clarke, Redholme, Craigavad. D 28/07/1934. Campbell College 727.

ON THIS DAY

AINLEY, John Francis
RN. Surgeon Captain. CBE, London Gazette 11/12/1945. Surgeon Lieutenant, Navy List 28/08/1919. MB QUB 1917.

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