Eleven servicemen who died at Ploegsteert, Ypres, the Somme and Hamburg in WW1 and in Norway, Egypt, Netherlands, and Italy in WW2
A reminder of Italy from Lt-Colonel Horsfall, 1 RIrF, October 1944: “After Spaduro, we reconstituted the Faughs with 3 rifle companies only. The ammunition situation was equally bad and, by the end of the year, the field artillery was rationed at 5 rounds a… Continue Reading “October 30 – Roll of Honour”
Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria – Egypt. Our Veteran remembered today is Archie Morrow, 6975767, who served in the army from 1931 until 1946 in both the Royal Irish Fusiliers and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The fallen on this day including three… Continue Reading “October 29 – Roll of Honour”
Happy Birthday Royal: The Royal Marines traces its origins back to 28 October 1664 when at the grounds of the Honourable Artillery Company “the Duke of York and Albany’s maritime Regiment of Foot” was first formed. Renamed in 1802 to The Royal Marines.
Assault on Passchendaele 12 October – 6 November 1917: Most of the men (about forty only) left in the 8th Australian Battalion after the opening push of the second battle of Passchendaele. RH 26 October 1917. One of the Australians who died on this… Continue Reading “October 27 – Roll of Honour”
OTD in 1918, the Ulster Division is ordered that tonight, they would be relieved from the Frontline. When relieved the War for the Ulster Division would be over, as they will go into the reserve and rest until the armistice. October casualties – Missing… Continue Reading “October 26 – Roll of Honour”
Today’s Roll contains two infanteers who died liberating Gent in Belgium, and two remembered on the Alamein Memorial in Egypt. The Veteran remembered today is one of the most famous naval surgeons of his time. Surgeon Rear-Admiral, David Hewitt from Dungannon entered the Royal… Continue Reading “October 25 – Roll of Honour”
On this day in WW2 three RN men from NI were lost in the destroyer HMS Eclipse, mined in Agean Sea. Lt Col O’Neill from Shane’s Castle, serving with the North Irish Horse died in Italy. His father fell in WW1. NI men from… Continue Reading “October 24 – Roll of Honour”