Month: September 2019

September 30 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1938, British prime minister Neville Chamberlain returns from a meeting with Hitler in Munich and promises “peace for our time.” In less than a year, the world will be at war. Today’s Roll includes the first North Irish Horse officer…

September 29 – Roll of Honour

On this day in 1918, the Allies smash through Germany’s ‘Hindenburg Line’. Within 43 days, WW1 will be over. The Roll today reflects the cost of the attack. Amongst the fallen is 25 year old Lance Corporal Ernest Seaman MM, who was awarded the…

September 28 – Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll there are two pairs of brothers who died in the First WW. The veteran remembered today is Thomas Quin King, a naval reservist who gave exceptional service during the D Day landings and post-war was a leader in the legal profession…

September 27 – Roll of Honour

The first four names on today’s Roll are of men who fell serving with Scots regiments in WW1. One of the veterans remembered today was a survivor of the Battle of Jutland. On this day in 1939, Warsaw falls to Germany. The city will…

September 26 – Roll of Honour

On This Day in 1944, The Battle of Arnhem ends in Allied defeat with more than 8,000 British and Polish soldiers killed or captured. James Cameron from Carrickfergus died on this date as the result of wounds received during the Battle. He had served…

September 25 – Roll of Honour

Parachute Regiment colours at Osterbeek 75th anniversary remembrance service. 33 men are remembered on today’s Roll. They include a Banbridge man who was one of the first to enlist with the North Irish Horse who were in France from 20 August 1914, also an…

September 24 – Roll of Honour

HRH Prince Charles at the 75th anniversary remembrance of Operation Market Garden. Today’s Roll includes one of the first RAF casualties from Coleraine, a school teacher from Newtownards whose brother was serving with US forces and an RAFVR air crew from Lurgan serving with…