Day: June 22, 2020

June 21 – DCM for Ballymena Gunner, Roll of Honour

A Ballymena Gunner was awarded the DCM in 1916. Henry McGowan from Portstewart died in WW1 serving with RMLI – Royal Marine Light Infantry. In WW2 James McAlister from Bushmills died in a submarine off Newfoundland and Thomas McLaughlin from Coleraine fell in Italy…

June 22 – Dunkirk Gunner joined RAF. Roll of Honour

Gunner Ernie Harwood escaped Dunkirk in a fishing boat and joined RAF; Donegal woman WW1 code-breaker; Contemporary newspaper reports; On this day Barbarossa starts and Kohima ends.