August 29 – Peacetime tragic death of heroic WW1 medical officer. Roll of Honour

Dr. Samuel Picken was twice recognised for devotion and courage in WW1. He drowned swimming at Castlerock. CSM Robert Whelan was awarded the MC and MM. He died aged 25 in 1917. William Davey who fought Sir Edward Carson for Duncairn in December 1919 died the following year as a result of his war service. Read of the final operations of RAF aircrew Thomas Dick from Carrickfergus and Charles Murray from Acton. Photo – Béthune Town Cemetery with more than 3,000 war graves.


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