Day: July 9, 2020

July 9 – HMS Vanguard sunk by accidental explosions at Scapa Floe. Roll of Honour

16 men from Northern Ireland were among the 845 who died in HMS Vanguard in 1917. Thomas Barr a former NIH trooper dies with Canadian cavalry. 38 Irish Brigade takes part in Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily which begins this day in 1943.… Continue Reading “July 9 – HMS Vanguard sunk by accidental explosions at Scapa Floe. Roll of Honour”