January 08 – Roll of Honour


Four WW2 from the three services comprise the Roll today

Representing their comrades who died on this day


+SWANN, Robert Moore
RNR (Patrol Service). Stoker. LT/X 102955. HM Trawler Gunner Royal. Died 08/01/1940. Aged 19. Son of Richard and Hannah Swann of Larne. Larne cemetery

+GRISWOLD, William Edward
RAF. Wireless Operator. 654640. Died 08/01/1941. Age 22. Son of Edward and Mary Griswold, of Magherafelt. Magherafelt First Presbyterian Churchyard

+WRIGHT, William
1st Btn. Royal Ulster Rifles. Sergeant. 7011101. Served in the Reconnaissance Platoon and was killed by enemy mortar fire on Monday, 08/01/1945, at Wavreville. He was 33 years old. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wright of Londonderry and husband to Kathleen. Hotton War Cemetery, Hotton, Luxembourg


SILLS, Alfred Oswald
RNVR. Chaplain 1944-46.  Campbell College. Jesus College, Cantab. Westcott House. Ordained 1940. Born 08/01/1917. Son of Rev. A. Sills (Church Missionary Society), China; (Guardian) Miss L. N. R. Jackson, Derryvolgie Avenue, Belfast. Died 1987.

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