In WW1 two men named Thomas Gallagher died. One was Catholic, the other was a Protestant. In WW2 a son-in-law of Lord Glentoran was lost in HMS Liverpool. See also post today on HMS Royal Oak.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
Royal Irish Fusiliers. 1st Btn. Private. 3394. Died 14/10/16. Age 24. Son of Thomas and Jane Hylands. Husband to Sarah Hylands, of Magheramorne. Carnoy Military Cemetery, Larne WM
Seaman. Died 04/10/1916. Age 22. Lost at sea. Coleraine. First Coleraine – PCI RH. Coleraine WM. IMR
4th Bn. Royal Irish Guards. Rifleman. 7908. Died 14/10/1918. Brother John died a year earlier. Son of John and Mary Gallagher, Castle Street, Ballycastle. Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 2nd Btn. Private.10829. Died 14/10/1918. Age 21. Born about 1897 in Anderston, Lanark, Scotland. Son of Thomas and Jane Gallagher. By 1901, the family were living at Miltown (South side), Dungannon, Tyrone. Thomas Gallagher enlisted in Dungannon. Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Dungannon WM, St Anne’s C of I Church WM
+CRAIG, David Barkley
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. 2nd Btn. Private. 24125. Died 14/10/1918. Age 25. Son of William Craig, of Larne. Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,1st Btn. Private. 21927. Died 14/10/1918. Born at Broughshane on 04/05/1890. Son of James McCollum and Esther Miller Blacktown, of Ballyligpatrick, Broughshane. Husband to Mary, later of 9,Thistle Street, Dundee. Tyne Cot Memorial. Buckna Presbyterian Church.
1939 HMS ROYAL OAK
See separate article and Roll of Honour.
1940 HMS LIVERPOOL
+NOBLE, William Frederick
RN. Telegraphist . C/SSX 22261. Died: 14/10/1940 Age 22. HMS Liverpool. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Noble, Coolhill, Dungannon. Alexandria – Chatby War Memorial Cemetery. St Anne’s Church of Ireland WM, Dungannon WM
RN. Lieut – Commander (E). Died 14/10/1940. Age 34. HMS Liverpool. He was a keen yachtsman and drove his own car in the Ulster TT. Son of Capt. Arthur J. Ross who was killed in WW1 and Baroness de Ros, (Lady Una), Oldcourt, Strangford. Husband to Angela (nee Dixon), daughter of Lord Glentoran. They had two little daughters. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 34
+GARSTIN, Richard Elleker
RAF. Sergeant. 616246. Died 14/10/1940. 206 Sqdn. His brother Edward also died in service with the RAF. Son of the Revd. William Fitzroy Hamilton Garstin, M.A., and Frances Dalzell Garstin, of Maghera Rectory, Co. Londonderry. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, Panel 14
+NOBLE, William Frederick
RN. Telegraphist . C/SSX 22261. Died: 14/10/1940 Age 22. HMS Liverpool. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Noble, Dungannon. Alexandria – Chatby War Memorial Cemetery. St Anne’s Church of Ireland WM, Dungannon WM
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 1465720. Died in London during the Blitz while on active service 14/10/1940. Aged 33. 8th (Belfast) HAA Regiment. He served in 21st Battery, which saw action in Dunkirk, France in 1940. At the time of his death, 8th (Belfast) HAA had a base at Clapham Common in. Records show Luftwaffe bombs falling in the area during the first two weeks of October 1940. Born 1907. Family and friends in Belfast knew him as Charlie. Son of John Robinson and Maria Robinson of Shankill Road, Belfast. Husband to Sophia Robinson of Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery, Glenalina
+STEELE-NICHOLSON, John Edwin Charles Averell
RAFVR. Sergeant (Air Gunner).1591275. Died 14/09/1942. Aged 20. Son of Robert Charles Henry and Lydia Mary Noel Amelia Steele-Nicholson, of Ballow, Bangor, Co. Down. Kirkinner Cemetery, Wigtownshire, Scotland. Dungannon WM, Moy WM
RN. Acting ERA. M24803. Previously Stoker I. K33669. Enrolled 02/06/1916 for hostilities. War service in Pembroke I and II, Tyne, Wallington, Hannibal and Duke. Demobbed 14/10/1919. Born Larne 02/07/1889. ADM 188/1067/24803. ADM 188/934/33669.
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