December 10 – Roll of Honour


Photo – Ypres Menin Gate. WW1 fatalities include a Bushmills sailor washed overboard, an Irish rifleman from Larne in India, and an RAF man at Gallipoli. In WW2 roll, an RAF doctor from Limavady, named on Queen’s University WM, rests in his home town.

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+McCULLAGH, Arthur
RNVR. Leading Seaman. Clyde 3/2165. HMS President and SS Menapian. Washed overboard 10/12/16. Aged 24. Born 30/11/1892 Bushmills. Son of Patrick McCullagh and Mary Jane Wilson, Bushmills. Named as McUlla on WM and navy records. Brother Alan killed France 24/12/1917. Uncle of Allan Lamont who served in WW2. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 24. Bushmills WM


Royal Irish Rifles, 1st Garrison Bn. Rifleman. G/1187. Died 10/12/1917. Aged 42. Larne. Cawnpore Cantonment New Cemetery, India


+McKENNA, Hugh
RAF, Eastern Mediterranean Group. Private 1st Class. 231871. Died 10/12/1918. Aged 24. Son of James McKenna, of 17, Martin St., Belfast. Lancashire Landng Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli)

1941        HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse

Ships sunk by Japanese aircraft off the Malayan coast on 10/12/1941. See accounts with Rolls of Honor on this site.

+HALLIDAY, William Erick
RAFVR. Sergeant. 1126208. Died 10/12/1942. Aged 25. He was an Observer on board Vickers Wellington DF736 DD-L flying with No. 22 Operational Training Unit. The plane crashed in turbulent conditions near RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire. Son of William and Evelyn Halliday, of Knock, Belfast. Dundonald Cemetery


+CAMPBELL, Archibald Norman
RAFVR. Flight Lieutenant. 156465. 575 Sqdn. Died 10/12/1944. Aged 26. MB, BCh, BAO 1942 QUB. Son of Archibald and Anna B. Campbell, of Limavady; husband of Margaret C. Campbell. Drumachose Presbyterian Churchyard, Limavady. QUB RH


+ELLIOTT, George Ernest
RN. Leading Stoker. D/KX 81795. Died on 10/12/1946, aged 33. Son of Matthew and Mary Elliott of  Belfast; Husband to Margaret Elliott of  Belfast. Dundonald Cemetery


Survived the sinking of HMS Repulse. Married Margery Elaine nee Struthers who pre-deceased him. Brother of Margaret, Billy, Herbert, George, Jim and Iris. A supporter of Waterside RBL Branch. Died aged 93, 13/04/2013. Buried Altnaglven Cemetery. (Londonderry Sentinel 18/05/2013).

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