October 1 – Roll of Honour

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“Our route went straight up the shore of the Adriatic from end to end and went through the autumn battlefields – Termoli, the Trigno and the Sangro”, Brigadier Pat Scott of 38 (Irish) Brigade which during September advanced the allied cause in Italy. On this day in 1918, the Ottomans are driven from Damascus by an Arab army. Aiding the victors is an eccentric 30-year-old British officer by the name of T.E. Lawrence. Today’s Roll includes moving accounts of service in war with Canadian and New Zealand regiments of men who had emigrated, and a submariner from Armagh lost with all his shipmates.

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