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. Robert Hoey from Carnalea dies with RUR in Normandy on the day his twin sons were born.


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