August 8 – The hell of Passchendale. Roll of Honour

Henry Gill from Belfast dies fighting with Australians at Gallipoli – his New Testament, his correspondence, and his mother’s letters form part of the Australian National War Memorial archives. Mustard gas attack on Derry Fusiliers 1917. Boy Sailor Joseph Magill in a sinking and a POW on his 18th birthday. William Adams one of forty former North Irish Horse serving as infantry in 10 Skins dies in action. Five RAF WW2 entries on today’s Roll show the global nature of the war.


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