Month: November 2019

November 4 – Roll of Honour

Recruiting office in Clifton Street, Belfast during WW2. Today’s Roll includes a Campbell and Queen’s educated medic who was born in Damascus, a rifleman from Upperlands serving with New Zealand Army and a Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant from Belfast who died over Serbia…

November 3 – Roll of Honour

Catania War Cemetery – Five Battalions of the London Irish Rifles, Skins and Faughs spent time around here from July to October ’43…. nearly 200 of the men who served in Sicily rest with 2000 other men at Catania. General Montgomery later described the Irish Brigade’s…

November 2 – Roll of Honour

After a period of intense action in WW2, Lt. Henry Walmsley was hitching a lift from Malta to the UK in the submarine Tetrarch when it was lost. Also in today’s roll, a WW1 QUB medic from New Zealand awarded MC and Bar, and…

November 1 – NI links to major naval battle off Chile in WW1

The Battle of Coronel was fought on 1st November, 1914. Some 1,418 men were lost in HMS Monmouth and HMS Good Hope, the flagship of Admiral Sir Christoper Craddock. They included 24 from NI remembered at St George’s Cathedral, Falkland Islands

November 1 – Roll of Honour

Six members of the Irish Guards from WW1 are in today’s roll including one who had played cricket for Eton and Oxford and who is on the MCC Roll of Honour. A submariner from Omagh was lost in WW1. Two Ballymena men died on…