October 12 – Roll of Honour


The WW1 men remembered today fell in Egypt, Syria, and France. In WW2 they died in Japan, Egypt and at sea. They came from three counties. Photo – Standards of the RAF Association.

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+SHERIDAN, Thomas Joseph

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 5th Btn. Private. 17684. Died 12/10/1915. Age 20. Enlisted in Omagh. Born in Brackey, Sixmilecross, about 1895. Son of James and Mary Sheridan. James Sheridan, Thomas’ brother, also died in the war. Alexandria Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria

+WHITLEY, William John

Royal Irish Fusiliers, 1st Btn. Fusilier. 10921. Died 12/10/1916. Age 26. Born about 1890 in Moy, County Tyrone. Eldest son of James and Alice Whitley, Charlemont Street in Moy. Theipval Memorial, Thiepval, Somme. Moy WM


+CARSON, Herbert William
RAMC. Lieut. Col. DSO. Died 12/10/1918. Larne Grammar School, Queen’s College, Belfast, and Royal University of Ireland where he earned an MB, B Ch and BAO in 1905. Lieut, RAMC 29 Jul 07. Captain, RAMC, 1901. Lieut. Col., RAMC, 1917. Served in India and on Aug 14 went to Egypt. Appointed Registrar of 15th General Hospital in Cairo. Given command of a Field Ambulance in 1917 and took with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine. Severely wounded at Nebi Samevil on 22/11/1917. On recovery volunteered for active service and attached to HQ, Desert Mounted Corps. Died of pneumonia following malaria at the English Hospital, Damascus on 12/10/1918. Twice mentioned in despatches and gazetted with the DSO on 03/06/1918. Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria. Larne WM

+COLLINS, George
4th Bn. Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Guardsman. 1031.
Died 12/10/1918. Aged 37. Born Lucan, County Dublin. Son of Michael and Nancy Collins. Lived Ballycastle. Husband of Anne, Knockumber, Navan, Co. Meath. Carnieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France

+Leonard, James
Royal Engineers, 157th Field Company. Sapper. 36704. Died 12/10/1918. Age 30. Born about 1886 in County Tyrone, he was a son of James and Sarah Ann Leonard, of Brackaville, Coalisland. Cambrin Military Cemetery, Cambrin, Pas de Calais, France. Dungannon WM


Royal Artillery. Gunner. 872531. Died 12/10/1942. Aged 22. 7 Bty., 5 H.A.A. Regt. Son of James E. and Annie Kilgore, of Londonderry. Yokohama War Cemetery, Japan


+CARSON, Edward Henry Sidney
RN. Telegraphist. D/JX 158782. HM Submarine Usurper. Died 12/10/1943. Age 20. On 03/10/1943 HMS Usurper, a ‘U’ class submarine, was believed to have been sunk by depth charges after being attacked by the German anti submarine vessel in the gulf of Genoa. Failing to return to Algiers, HMS Usurper was posted missing presumed lost with all hands on 12/10/1943. Previously served in HMS Illustrious. Brother serving with RIF. Son of William J. and Olive V.M. Carson, Ballyronan, Magherafelt. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 29/10/1943). Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 81

+FRASER, Melbourne Glaister
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant. 1061575. Died 12/10/1943. Aged 30. 462 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn . Law 1935 – 37, QUB. Son of John Kilpatrick Fraser and Margaret Glaister Fraser, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Solicitor (Incorporated Law Society of Northern Ireland). Alamein Memorial, Egypt. QUB RH


BOYD, James
RMLI. Private. 16005. Enlisted 10/01/1913. Plymouth Division, in Hannibal, and Victory (RM Brigade). Served to 12/10/1916. Born Belfast 11/12/1895. Bromley St., Belfast. ADM 159/158/16005

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