Day: August 10, 2020

August 10 part 2 of 2. Roll of Honour

The Roll for 1915 is dominated by Gallipoli. Coleraine born Daniel McIfatrick and William Morgan from Lisburn. 1917 and 1918 entries are from Ypres and the Somme. Amongst them is Edward Lennox who enlisted at Kilrea. In 1943 several Riflemen from RUR died in… Continue Reading “August 10 part 2 of 2. Roll of Honour”

August 10 Part 1 of 2 – The UVF dry land sailors honoured by the Tzar. Roll of Honour

111 Royal Navy personnel from Northern Ireland were involved in what is perhaps the most bizarre linking of Irish politics with the international relations of the First World War. Men from the UVF (Ulster Volunteer Force) served in Russia with the Royal Navy Armoured… Continue Reading “August 10 Part 1 of 2 – The UVF dry land sailors honoured by the Tzar. Roll of Honour”