Month: July 2020

July 7 – NI WRNS who plotted D-Day landings. Roll of Honour

Army medical officer Alfred Thompson (Inst and QUB) was recommended for the Victoria Cross for his actions this day in 1916. He died the day before his 31st birthday. Men from Cookstown and Armagh died with the Paras in Normandy, and an Irish Fusilier… Continue Reading “July 7 – NI WRNS who plotted D-Day landings. Roll of Honour”

July 6 – SAS men from NI murdered by Gestapo. Roll of Honour

Four SAS men from NI were murdered on this day in 1944 by the Gestapo. They came from Armagh, Cookstown, Moira, and Randalstown. On the same day, James Bingham and Alex Clarke died with the Belfast Gunners in Burmah and two Belfast men were… Continue Reading “July 6 – SAS men from NI murdered by Gestapo. Roll of Honour”

July 5 – Stories of the Somme Dunadry men. Roll of Honour

Three men from an Ulster hamlet. One was awarded an MM and DCM. Photo – Campbell College CCF Pipes and Drums at the Ulster Tower as part of their July 2019 Exercise Reflect visiting Old Campbellian War Graves. They also played at the Ulster… Continue Reading “July 5 – Stories of the Somme Dunadry men. Roll of Honour”

July 4 – WW1 Memorial records. NI men lost in HMS Foylebank WW2. Roll of Honour

The Books of the Dead record Irish fallen of WW1. HMS Foylebank, an anti-aircraft vessel, was sunk in a Luftwaffe trial for the Battle of Britain. 14 NI men were lost in her with an RN VC. Seven RAF die this day, five of… Continue Reading “July 4 – WW1 Memorial records. NI men lost in HMS Foylebank WW2. Roll of Honour”

July 3 – Unique memorial to 36th (Ulster) Division. Roll of Honour

A unique memorial to the 36th (Ulster) Division which contains records of all Irish servicemen who fell in WW1. The Somme dominates 1916 in Roll of Honour including an Inniskilling Dragoon with the NI Horse and a young officer ex CAI and Magee College.… Continue Reading “July 3 – Unique memorial to 36th (Ulster) Division. Roll of Honour”

July 2 – VC’s of the 36th Ulster Division. Roll of Honour

Nine of the 36th (Ulster) Division were awarded the Victoria Cross. Roll of Honour reflects Gallipoli and the Somme in WW1, Normandy, and North Africa in WW2. Charles Murray of Portrush, former UVF officer, died of wounds received on Somme. His father was at… Continue Reading “July 2 – VC’s of the 36th Ulster Division. Roll of Honour”

June 1 – Somme Day 1 Roll of Honour, Tributes, Instonians

Somme Roll of Honour, 15 Instonians fall, Tributes by John Buchan and Wilfred Spender to 36th Ulster Division, Photos of Dedication of Theipval Memorial to Missing