May 16 – Roll of Honour, and Battle of Festubert

In 1915 at Festubert 265 Inniskillings died in a hard fought battle. Rolls of Honour today for 2nd Btn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, and of men from Londonderry. In 1917 Campbell Kennedy from Lisburn was in Sulva Bay. A letter home and his parent’s newspaper notice are simple and moving insights of the times. Tomorrow – Portrush’s Dambuster.


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  1. An excellent account of 2nd Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at the Battle of Festubert is to be found in Michael Nugent’s ‘It Was An Awful Sunday’, published by Reveille Press in 2015. Michael’s great-uncle James Nugent was among the dead and is mentioned in the Roll of Honour above; he was only 17.


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