September 8 – Roll of Honour

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Royal Air Force and Irish Guards to the fore today. The Guardsman from Dungannon was a gunner operator in a Sherman tank

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1941

+BROWN, John
RAFVR. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner). 759281. Died 08/09/1941. 90 Sqdn. Bygland Churchyard, Norway. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast
1943

+BENTLEY, Alexander Weatherall
RAFVR. Sergeant. 1072426. Died 08/09/1943. Aged 25. Son of Samuel and Margaret Bentley, of Strandtown, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Runnymeade Memorial, Panel 142

1944

+BLACK, James Henry
2nd Btn. Irish Guards. Lance Corporal. 2723094. Died 08/09/1944. Age 28. He was a Gunner Operator in a Sherman tank in No. 1 Squadron, No. 2 Troop of the 2nd Armoured Battalion of the Irish Guards. It is assumed he was injured in an enemy engagement on 1st August 1944. and died of wounds five weeks later. Son of William and Sarah Black. Husband to Sarah Eleanor Black, of Dungannon. Brussels Town Cemetery, Evere., Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Dungannon WM

1945

+LORIMER, John Dundee
RAFVR. Flying Officer. 176873. Died 08/09/1945. 117 Sqdn. Singapore Memorial, Singapore. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

VETERANS

CARSON, William John
RN. Petty Officer. J16209. HMS Phaeton. Jutland. Enrolled 08/09/1913 for 12 years. War service in Formidable, St. George, Phaeton (01/01/1915 – 09/07/1917), Polyanthus and Gibraltar. Joined RFR 01/08/1922. Born Coleraine 08/09/1895. ADM 188/679/16209

SCOTT, James Park
RNVR. Midshipman 1917. Born 08/09/1900. Died 11/1966. Son of WJ Scott, Ardlui, Kincora Avenue, Strandtown, Belfast. Campbell College 1281

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