August 17 – Tony Lovell, Portrush’s decorated air ace. Roll of Honour

On August 17 1914 the first mobilised squadron of the North Irish Horse sailed to France. George Graham from Dervock was killed in 1917 during the very difficult fighting at Passchendaele. In 1944 Lt-Col Desmond Woods from Newcastle was serving with the Royal Ulster Rifles in Italy when he won a Bar to the Military Cross.


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