Today marks the birthday of Lieutenant Geoffrey St. George Shillington Cather, 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers a 36th (Ulster) Division Officer, who would be awarded the Victoria Cross, for gallant actions on the 2nd July 1916. The Roll today records nine men who died in Belgium, France, and at sea, on this date, serving their country.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
Cheshire Regiment. 1st Bn. Company Sergeant Major. 7923. Died 11/10/1914. Links with Larne. Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
+SAVAGE, Thomas John
Rifle Brigade. 3rd Bn. Formerly North Irish Horse. Second Lieutenant. Died 11/10/1918. Son of Robert and Martha Savage, of Larne. St. Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France
RNR. Lieutenant. HM Yacht Kethhailes. Died 11/10/1917. Aged 25. Son of Robert Dawson Clark and Jane Clark, of West Hartlepool; husband of Lilian Jane Clark, of Flush House, Knockbreda Rd., Belfast. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 25
Royal Irish Rifles. 16th Bn. Rifleman. 1151. Formerly Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,19452. Died of wounds 11/10/1917. Aged 23. Son of John and Margaret Hunter, of Milberry, Caledon. Rocquigny – Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Dungannon WM
Mercantile Marine Reserve. Carpenter. HM Yacht Kethalles. Died 11/10/1917. Age 46. Son of James and Sarah Keers, Coleraine; husband of Harriet L. Keers, Albert St., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 25.
Canadian Infantry. 31st Bn. Alberta Regiment. Private 2138287. Died 11/10/1918. Born 01/03/889, son of David Cupples and Jane Wilson, Kells, Ballymena who married in Randalstown OC Presbyterian Church on 17/07/1878. Queant Communal Cemetery British Extension, Pas de Calais. Kells Presbyterian Church RH
+DUNLOP, William John
Royal Field Artillery. Lance/Bombardier. 35222. Died 11/10/1918. Aged 25. From Ballycastle. Zandvoorde British Cemetery
+O’TOOLE, Thomas John
Northumberland Fusiliers. 12th/13th Bn. Private. 26089. Died 11/11/1918. Aged 31. Born in Hong Kong about 1887. Son of Joseph and Catherine Frances O’Toole, of Castlecaulfield, Donaghmore, Co. Tyrone. Prior to enlistment he worked as a linen and cotton Weaver. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France.
Royal Canadian Artillery. Lance Sergeant. B/11124. Died 11/10/1944. Aged 24. 12 Field Regt. Son of Robert and Annie McIlreavey, of Coleraine. Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
RN. OS. J59854. Enrolled 28/05/1916. Served in Pembroke I and Orotava. Discharged 11/10/1917. Born Belfast 29/12/1895. ADM 188/766/59854
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