Day: October 15, 2019

October 15 – HMS Hawke – Northern Ireland’s greatest naval loss

One of the greatest single losses to Royal Navy personnel from Northern Ireland occurred on the 15th October 1914 when the German Submarine SM-U9 which was patrolling the North Sea came across two British Cruisers, HMS Hawke commanded by Capt. Hugh P.E.T. Williams, and…

October 15 – Roll of Honour

Remembrance event at the council offices in Lisburn. The figure is that of Frank Pantridge. He was awarded the Military Cross for his services as a Medical Officer during the Fall of Singapore when he became a POW. He served much of his captivity…