October 19 – Roll of Honour

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Terlincthun War Cemetery was begun in June 1918 when the space available for service burials in the civil cemeteries of Boulogne and Wimereux was exhausted. There are 4,749 burials including 149 from World War Two. Thomas Darragh, a Royal Inniskilling Fusilier, from Broughshane, rests here, having died of wounds in a nearby hospital.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1914

+DUNNE, John

Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Btn. Private. 7471. Died 19/10/1914. Age 40, the Battle of La Bassee. Born about 1874 in Dungannon. Son of Joseph and Rose Dunne. A coal miner in Fatfield, Sunderland. John Dunne enlisted in Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He went to France on 13/08/1914. Le Touret Memorial, Le Touret, Pas-de-Calais Fatfield Harraton WM

1915

+HENNESSEY, Jeremiah
RN. Chief Petty Officer. 101192. Died 19/10/1915. HMS Victory. Husband to Mrs. M. J. Hennessey, of 30, Carson St., Larne. Newcastle – Upon – Tyne (St. Andrew’s and Jesmond) Cemetery, Northumberland

1918

+ALLCOCK, Sydney
Royal Garrison Artillery,19th Heavy Battery. Gunner. 8673. Died 19/10/1917. Aged 29. Born Newport, Isle of Wight. Lived Unity Street, Carrickfergus. Enlisted Carrickfergus. Son of Richard and Jessie Allcock, of Church View, Tuam, Co. Galway. He was a member of Loyal Orange Lodge 553. Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium. St Nicholas Church of Ireland, Carrickfergus, WM

+DARRAGH, Thomas
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Btn. Private. 44434. Died 19/10/1918. Age 22. Served for a time with the Royal Irish Rifles (8920), later serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Second youngest son John and Matilda Darragh. Thomas was born about 1896 in Ballymena. The family lived in Broughshane. Tom, like his father, was a labourer. He died of wounds at a base hospital near Boulogne. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais. Cookstown WM

1939

+CLEMENTS, John McMillan
Royal Ulster Rifles. 1st Btn. Warrant Officer 3rd Class (PSM). 7008349. Born in Belfast, the son of John and Agnes Jean Clements. Husband of Margaret Clements, of Belfast. Died at sea on 19/10/1939, aged 38. Commemorated on the Brookwood Memorial, panel 14, column 3.

1941

+SMITH, William Herbert Robertson
RAFVR. Flight Sergeant. 758003. Died 19/10/1941. Aged 20. 220 Sqdn. Son of Charles B. and Mary E. Smith, of Belfast. Runnymeade Memorial, Surrey. Knockbreda Parish WM. 502 (Ulster) Squadron WM, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

1945

+O’LEARY, Harry
RNSR. Rigger’s Mate. R/SR 66035. Died 19/10/1945. Aged 26. HMS Barnstone (Z37). Died in a drowning accident on the Bar-class boom defence vessel (Z37) in Plymouth. Royal Naval records list Harry as having ‘Died On War Service’. Husband to Ellen O’Leary (née Logan), Belfast. Carnmoney Cemetery, Section HH, Grave 85.

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