January 03 – Roll of Honour

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RSM Paul Dockrell of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, with Zephyr, a female bald eagle adopted by the Army Air Corps at their HQ in Middle Wallop, Hampshire, as its first mascot in 2011. In today’s Roll of Honour a Belfast submariner lost in 1918, a Derry seaman who was at Jutland and survived the war, and the RN Officer who recovered the Enigma machine.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1916

+SMYTH, Matthew
Royal Irish Rifles, 9th Btn. (West Belfast Volunteers). Rifleman. 9/15906.Died 03/01/1916. Aged 34. Formerley employed by J & E Hall, Queen’s Rd., Belfast. Member of the Orange Order and the Royal Black Preceptory. Survived by his wife and four children, 5 Gardiner St., Belfast. Sucrerie Cemetery Colincamps, Somme, France

+YOUNG, James
Royal Irish Rifles, 9th Btn. (West Belfast Volunteers). Corporal. 13929. Died 03/01/1916. Aged 38. Lieut. John H Berry of D Company in a letter stated he had been in action that morning and was shot by a sniper, and died almost instantly. Worked pre-war as a plater in Workman & Clark. Member of Ashley Temperance LOL. Left a wife and daughter, 30 Glencollyer St., Belfast. Sucrerie Cemetery Colincamps, Somme, France
1918

+McCARTNEY, Daniel
RN. Leading Stoker. K/3632. HM Submarine G8. Died 03/01/1918. Age 26. Loss of vessel in North Sea. Born Belfast. Son of Daniel and Margaret McCartney, Wigton St., Belfast. Chatham Naval Memorial, Panel 29

1919

SCOTT, J A
Royal Irish Rifles. Depot. Lance Corporal.1214. Died 03/01/1919. Aged 20. Son of William Scott, of Ballyward, Banbridge. Ballyroney Presbyterian Churchyard, County Down

1943

+DAWSON, George
RN. Able Seaman. C/JX 334601. M.V. British Vigilance. Died 03/01/1943. Aged 21. Son of Richard and Mary A. Dawson, Lurgan. Chatham Naval Memorial Panel 68. Lurgan WM

1944

+McLAUGHLIN, Edward Colhoun
RAFVR. Sergeant. 2204122. Died 03/01/1944. Aged 20. 100 Sqdn. 
Son of Edward and Jennie McLaughlin, of Ballyronan, Co. Londonderry Runnymede Memorial, Panel 233.

1945

+NAPIER, William
Royal Army Medical Corps. Major. Mentioned in Despatches 1914-18.100465. Died 03/01/1945. Aged 49. M.B., B.Ch., F.R.C.S., B.A.O. Son of Alexander and Hester Napier; husband to Katherine Margaret Napier. Ballee C of I Churchyard, County Down. QUB WM

VETERANS

On This Day in 2015 Lt Cdr David Balme dies aged 95. In 1941 as a Sub Lieutenant he led a boarding party from HMS Bulldog to U-110 where he retrieved the first Enigma coding machine and documents that enabled the allies to begin reading German Radio messages, a turning point in WW2
BAILLIE, John Strachan
RN. Writer III. M18286. Enrolled 03/01/1916 for hostilities. War service in Pembroke, Eurasia and Egmont until 05/10/1917. Born Belfast 28/07/1896. ADM 188/1054/18286

CAMPBELL, John Morton
RN. AB. J51521. Boy service. Enrolled 11/04/1918 for 12 years. Served to 03/01/1927. War service in Impregnable, Neptune, Vivid I and Greenwich. Born Belfast 11/04/1900. ADM 188/750/51521

CLIFFORD, Thomas
RN. AB. 221834. HMS Valiant. Jutland. Boy service from 07/08/1902. Enrolled 30/04/1905 for 12 years. Served in Vivid, Valiant (13/01/1916 – 01/10/1916) and Adventure. Served to 03/01/1919. Born Londonderry 30/04/1887. ADM 188/390/221834

DARRAGH, James Alexander
RN. Stoker I. SS109487. Enrolled 28/12/1909 for 5 and 7 years. War service in Newcastle, Dido, Pembroke II, Arethusa, Anemone and Swiftsure. Invalided 03/01/1917. Born Belfast 15/07/1891. ADM 188/1115/109487

FLEMING, William
RN. Stoker First Class. 305532. Enrolled 21/12/1903 for 12 years. Re-engaged 21/12/1915. Served to 03/01/1926. War service in Vivid. Born Belfast 19/04/1882. ADM 188/498/305532

JOHNSTON, Philip Moore
RND. RNAS. RNVR Sub-Lieutenant. Enlisted 03/01/1916. Taken on strength of Officers’ Camp, Blandford 19/05/1916. Transferred to RNAS. Son of Philip Johnston, Coolen, Sydenham Avenue., Belfast. ADM339

McLAUGHLIN, Francis Hugh
RN. Chief Yeoman Signals. 230121. Boy service from 10/03/1904. Enrolled 18/08/1904 for 12 years. Re-engaged 18/08/1916. Served to 03/01/1923. War service in New Zealand and Vivid I. Born Omagh 18/05/1886. ADM 188/407/230121

STEWART, William
K17454. Born Belfast 03/01/1895. ADM 188/901/17454

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