Month: November 2019

November 11 – Armistice Day -Roll of Honour

This year’s Garden of Remembrance ceremony at Belfast Cenotaph. Today’s roll includes a Royal Irish Rifles officer killed in the Third Battle of Gaza, which liberated Jerusalem and three RAF fatalities from WW2

November 9 – Roll of Honour

The grave of Flight Sergeant Isaac Kennedy from Ballymena is in Hamburg Cemetery (Photo here). He was serving in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.  Our veteran today is Bill Epstein of the Belfast Jewish community who served in the Royal Navy in WW2. …

November 10 – Roll of Honour

Among those remembered today, is an RIR officer awarded an MC, who had taken part in the advance on Theipval and died in aerial combat with the Royal Flying Corps, an Orangeman from Muckamore who was a WW1 POW, and Viscount Stuart from Stewartstown…

November 8 – Roll of Honour

A WW1 record highlights service by an Instonian in Russia with the naval air service’s armoured car division and his death in Belgium with the RFC. In WW2 Ronald Orr, also a former QUB student, was awarded a posthumous George Cross for his service…

November 7 – Roll of Honour

A hundred years ago this week people came together to remember the recent sacrifices of the First World War at Edwin Lutyens’ Cenotaph in Whitehall. There are 15 representatives in today’s Roll in honour of all those who died on November 7 in the…

November 6 – Roll of Honour

It was a humbling weekend past in the Netherlands on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Walcheren, which involved 4 Special Service Brigade ferried in by the Royal Navy. 41, 47 and 48 Commandos were part of a daring assault against multiple, heavily…

November 5 – Roll of Honour

Belfast Cathedral, Royal Irish Regiment Service of Remembrance Included in today’s Roll from WW1 are Francis Annesley of Castlewellan a naval aviator, a medical officer from Cloughmills, and a nurse from Dromore. From WW2 are a naval signalman lost in battle with German pocket…