January 13 – Roll of Honour

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The Roll includes three Inniskillings who die in the first attack on Two Tree Hill in Tunisia in WW2 and an RM Commando who died from wounds. This day 107 years ago – 13 January 1913 – the Ulster Volunteer Force was established, with the purpose of resisting the implementation of Home Rule. Dublin-born barrister and MP Edward Carson donated £10,000 to its formation, and the poet Rudyard Kipling donated £50,000.

Representing their comrades who died on this day

1915            HMS Vicknor Roll of Honour
(See article and RH on this site later today)

1943

+HADDEN, William Alvin
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 6th Btn. Lance Serjeant. 6984636. Died 13/01/1943. Aged 22. L/Sgt Hadden was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Hadden, of Aughnacloy. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia

+HIGGINS, William Francis
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 6th Btn. Fusilier. 7045064. Died 13/01/1943. Aged 29. Fusilier Higgins was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. Son of Henry and Harriet Higgins; husband to Elizabeth Higgins, of Belfast. Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia

+McATEER, Daniel
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 6th Btn. Corporal. 6982565. Died 13/01/1943. Aged 22. Corporal McAteer was killed in the first attack on Two Tree Hill. Son of John and Hessie McAteer, of Ballymena. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia. High Kirk Presbyterian Church RH

1945

+NICHOLSON, Robert Fisher
RM. No. 41 R.M. Commando. PO/X 100815. Died 13/01/1945 of wounds received in action. Held the Africa Star. Five year’s service. Brother serving as CPO in RN. Father served in WW1. Son of Richard Fisher Nicholson and Hannah Nicholson, Blenheim Dr., Belfast. Ballycairn Presbyterian Churchyard, Co. Down. (Belfast Weekly Telegraph 26/01/1945).

+OLIVER, John
RNPS. AB. LT/JX 286375. Died 13/01/1945. Age 31. HM Trawler Cotillion. Son of John and Annie Oliver, Belfast. Belfast City Cemetery

+TURNPENNEY, Derek Vernon
RAFVR. Flying Officer. 172929. Died 13/01/1945. Aged 26. Son of Ralph and Ruby Turnpenney; husband to Patricia Hamilton Turnpenny, of Dunmurry. Runnymede Memorial, Panel 268.

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