On This Day in 1945 Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay and four Royal Navy staff, (Cdr Rowell, LtCdr Lewis, Lt Henderson, PO Morgan), died when their plane crashed on take off from Toussus-le-Noble near Paris. Ramsay was responsible for Dunkirk evacuation and the Naval Forces on D-Day.
Representing their comrades who died on this day
+McLAUGHLIN, Edward Colhoun
RAFVR. Sergeant. 2204122. Died 02/01/1944. 100 Sqdn. Sergeant Edward (Ted) Colhoun McLaughlin was the son of Edward & Jeanie McLaughlin, Ballyronan. Prior to the war he worked in Walsley, England with his uncle in his grocer’s shop. During the war he flew numerous missions over Hanover, Bocum, Hagen, Munich, Kassel, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Berlin. His plane who did not return from an operational sortie on the night of Sunday, 2/3 January 1944. Runnymede Panel 233, Rainey Endowed RH
+O’MAHONY, Joseph Clement
RAFVR. Sergeant (Air Bomber). 1795144. Died 02/01/1944. 207 Sqdn. Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany. QUB WM
RND. RN. Staff Surgeon. CBE, DSO. Medical Unit, Crystal Palace 19/12/1914. Hawke Battalion, Crystal Palace 02/01/1915. Blandford 20/02/1915. Hawke Battalion MEF 10/05/1915. ADM339
Canadian Forces. 45th Overseas Battalion. Sergeant. 424409. William enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on 02/01/1915 at Brandon, Manitoba. He was wounded in the knee in the Spring of 1916 on the Western Front in France. He was born on 05/12/1888 in Portstewart and as a young man he emigrated to Canada. Prior to joining up he was employed as a signal fitter in Manitoba. His parents were Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Mary Jane McCready who lived at Burnside, Portstewart. He is commemorated on Portstewart Presbyterian Church’s Roll of Honour and the Roll of Honour of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
RN. Petty Officer. 236837. HMS Marlborough. Jutland. Enrolled 27/12/1906 for 12 years. Re-engaged 04/08/1920. Served to 02/01/1928. War service in Vivid and Marlborough (01/02/1914 – 03/12/1918). Born Belfast 27/12/1888. ADM 188/420/236837
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