Tyne-Cot Memorial and War Cemetery. In today’s Roll are four RN personnel who died in the destroyer HMS Hurworth, mined off Crete in WW2. They included the Medical Officer who had survived when HMS Zulu was sunk by aircraft off Tobruk and who was awarded a DSC for his services then.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 2nd Bn. Lieutenant. Died 22/10/1914. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Dunlop, of Edenderry House, Ballylesson, Belfast, and the late James Dunlop, F.S.R.N. Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles, Yvelines, France
Connaught Rangers, 1st Btn. Private. 4753. Died 22/10/1916. Born 01/11/1893 in Randalstown. Son of James McVeigh and Catherine (Kate) O’Hara, Ballygrooby, Randalstown who had married in Randalstown RC Chapel on the 03/10/1891. John was the brother of Patrick McVeigh 3667. Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
+COUSINS, Charles Henry
RAF. Private. 299638. Died 22/10/1918. Age 18. Only son of Henry and J. Elizabeth Cousins. He was born in Lurgan, on 12/12/1900. His father Henry died sometime between 1901 and 1905. The 1911 census records that the family lived at house 3 in Roughan, Augher, County Tyrone. His mother remarried around 1905 to William Stewart McClean, Lisnawcary, Augher, Co. Tyrone. Charles enlisted in the RAF on 25/09/1918. He was aged 17 and three quarters. He served at the RAF School of Technical Training at Halton, Buckinghamshire, England. He died at Central Military Hospital Aylesbury following an accident. Aylesbury cemetery, Buckinghamshire
RN. Able Seaman. (D/JX 192733) Died 22/10/1940. HMS President III, a shore base established on 28/08/1939 in Bristol to train men for Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships. Born Belfast. Son of Edward Harte and Mary Harte. Milltown Cemetery Belfast, Section B, Row NG, Grave 46
1943 HMS HURWORTH
Mined off Kalymos, Agean Sea.
+BROWN, Alexander William
RN. P/UD/X1457. HMS Hurworth. Died 22/10/1943. Age 28. Son of Edward Kirkwood and Elizabeth Brown. Husband to Mary McKee Brown. Fitzroy PC. Portsmouth Naval Memorial
RN. Petty Officer Stoker. B/KX 80414. Date of Death: 22/10/1943. Age: 31. HMS Hurworth. Son of Samuel Graham and of Armie Graham (nee Roy), Annahilt. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 81. Hillsborough WM
+KIRKPATRICK, Ross McFaul
RNVR. Surgeon Lieutenant. DSC. MB. Died 22/10/1943. Age 27. HMS Hurworth. MB, BCh, BAO, QUB 1940. Medical Officer in HMS Zulu, a destroyer sunk by Italian aircraft off Tobruk. November 1941 – 14/09/1942. Medical Officer HMS Hurworth, destroyer. January 1943 – 22/10/1943. Missing presumed killed when ship was mined off Kalymos. DSC 22/12/1942 for service during raid on Tobruk. Presented to next of kin. Son of Charles Magill Kirkpatrick MBE, and Lucy K Kirkpatrick, St. John’s Park, Belfast. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 26/11/1943). Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 84. Ulster Medical Society RH. QUB WM
RN. Leading Stoker. D/KX 77298. Died 22/10/1943. Age 39. HMS Hurworth, Son of Robert and Ellen McFall; husband of Elizabeth McFall, Bellarena, Co. Londonderry. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 81
RAFVR. Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.). 156270. Died 22/10/1943. Age 23. 78 Sqdn. Son of William and Deborah Simpson of Lurgan. Hanover War Cemetery, Germany
+CAMERON, Cyril Charles
RAFVR. Aircraftman 2nd Class. 3225065. 166 Squadron. Died 22/10/1944 as a result of a bomb-loading accident at RAF Kirmington. Age 19. He was training as a pilot. 166 Squadron Avro Lancaster Bombers. Born in Bangor, Co. Down, he was the son of Hugh Cameron and Alice Eleanor Cameron. Bangor New Cemetery.
+HAWE, John James
RN. Ordinary Seaman. D/JX 197773. Died 22/10/1945. Aged 44. From Shankill, Belfast. Son of John James Hawe and Margaret Hawe, Belfast. Husband to Letitia McWilliams Martin, Ligoniel. His last given address was 66 Carlow Street, Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery, Glenalina Extension, Section V1, Grave 276
11th Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Fusilier. 6985494. Died 22/10/1945. Aged 22. Munster Heath War Cemetery, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany. Harryville Presbyterian Church, Ballymena RH.
RN. Stoker I. K48023. Enrolled 13/06/1913 for 5 and 7 years. Re-engaged 25/05/1917 for 12 years. War service in Dolphin, Titania and, Bradstone. Invalided 22/10/1924. Born Belfast 12/09/1894. ADM 188/963/48023
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