December 14 – Roll of Honour


OnThisDay 1918 George McAllan from Dungannon died serving in the RAF in WW1. His grave is in Tabi Tishwani Cemetery, Pretoria (Photo). OnThisDay 1939 the Destroyer HMS Kelly was badly damaged by a mine in the North Sea. Kelly had a brief but busy service with RN and was out of action for much of 1939-40 after action and accidents. She was lost in 1941 at the Battle of Crete. Throughout her service, Kelly was commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten, as commander of the 5th Destroyer Flotilla.

Representing their comrades who died on this day


Royal Irish Rifles, 17th Btn. Rifleman 12456. Died 14/12/1915. Aged 46. Dundonald Cemetery


+GREER, Joseph
Royal Irish Rifles, 14th Btn. Rifleman. 17772. Died 14/12/1917. Aged 31. Son of Margaret Hydes (formerly Greer), of 12, Donegall Cottage, Cavehill Rd., Belfast. Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France


+McALLAN, George Herbert
Royal Air Force. Formerly South African Medical Corps. Lieutenant (and Quartermaster). Died 14/12/1918. Son of Alexander and Marion McAllan. George was born in Belfast on 02/02/1879. He attended the Collegiate School, Monaghan and then the Royal School Dungannon. George McAllan played rugby for both schools and then for Dungannon RFC. In February 1901 he moved to South Africa. In 1903 he married Catherine Hogate of South Africa. During WW1 he volunteered for active service and in February 1915 he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Flying Corps, and was later promoted to Lieutenant. He died in December 1918 from the effects of injuries received whilst in the Royal Air Force. Thaba Tshwane Military Cemetery, Pretoria


+KING – WOOD, Edward John
RNR. Lieutenant. MiD. Died 14/12/1940. Age 32. French ship Branlebas. Son of William and Daisy King-Wood. Husband to Florence Mary King-Wood, Larne. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 44. Memorial Holy Table, Cairncastle Parish Church


+MADDEN, William
Royal Artillery. Gunner. 853182. Died 14/12/1941. Aged 26. 31 Field Regt. Son of Mrs. Susan Madden, of Bolea, Co. Londonderry. Alamein Memorial, Egypt


BLACK, Daniel Joseph
RN. AB. J44801. Enrolled 17/10/1917 for 12 years. Boy service in Impregnable, Victory, Egmont, Prince of Wales and Vivid 01/19/1915 – 03/07/1917. In Orcana, Vivid and Curlew until 11/1918. Invalided 14/12/1920. Born Larne 18/10/1899. ADM 188/736/44801

DOYLE, Thomas Hugh
RN. AB. 226467. HMS Hawke survivor October 1914. Enrolled 14/12/1903 for 12 years. Served to 04/03/1909. Joined RFR 14/08/1909. Served from 14/08/1909. Hawke, Pembroke I and President III. Invalided 26/12/1917. Born Belfast 14/11/1885. Warkworth Rd., Belfast. ADM 188/399/226467

DUFFY, Edward
RN. Stoker I. K29865. Enrolled 14/12/1915 for hostilities. In Victory III, Southampton and Dartmouth. Demobbed 03/08/1921. Born Newry 19/06/1890. ADM 188/926/29865

RN. Sen. Rd. M9258. In Haslar Hospital. Pembroke, Royal Sailors’ Home Chatham. Demobbed 14/12/1918. Born Down, 11/08/1895. ADM 188/1036/9258

HAMILTON, Robert James
RNAS. Air Mechanic I (C). F5367. Enrolled 03/06/1915 for hostilities. President II, Mudros (01/07/1917 – 10/01/1918), Crystal Palace and Daedalus. To RAF 31/03/1918. Born Belfast 14/12/1891. ADM 188/570/5367

KELLY, Patrick
RN. Stoker First Class. K29868. Enrolled 14/12/1915 for hostilities. In Victory II, Maidstone and Forth. Demobbed 29/05/1919. Born Strabane 30/03/1892. ADM 188/926/29868

MacMANAWAY, Lancelot
RN. Chaplain. QHC. MA. “Personal – The Rev. Lancelot MacManaway is on a short holiday home with his father, the Dean of Clogher, at the Deanery, Enniskillen. Mr. MacManaway is a chaplain in the Royal Navy, on board HMS Renown, the great battleship which was recently struck by two bombs from a German aeroplane, on the North Sea.” Impartial Reporter 09/05/1940. Assisted Chaplain to the Fleet at commissioning service for HMS Albion 14/12/1959. To retired list 01/03/1967. St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen WM

TODD, William John
RNAS. F2746. Armoured Car Division. Enrolled 14/12/1914. Depot Deal. Invalided 19/11/1915. Civilian employment – motor mechanic. Born Dungannon 03/07/1893. ADM 188/565/2746

WHITE, Samuel McBrinn
RN. KX113115. Brother of John, London Irish Rifles, KIA Italy 30/10/1943 aged 22, and Hugh, PoW. Son of Mrs. Hanna White, Spencer St., Belfast. Burial from Glenburn Methodist Church 14/12/2005

RNAS. Chief Petty Officer. F2748. Armoured Car Division. Enrolled 14/12/1914 for hostilities. Pembroke III, President II, Russia 01/10/1916 – 31/033/19, MiD London Gazette 17/05/1918, Demobbed 28/03/19119. Born Bessbrook 08/07/1890. ADM 188/565/2748

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