September 1 – First Ulsterman to win VC in WW1. Roll of Honour

On September 1, 1914, David Nelson, RHA, won Ulster’s first VC of the war. Matthew Callanan was the North Irish Horse’s first casualty of WW1. In WW2 Henry Bolt former Limavady Tech student died in South Africa. Cecil Macauley an old boy of Coleraine Inst died over Hanover with RAF. Thomas Witherow survived WW1 and served with the Indian army in Afghanistan, Turkestan, and the NW Frontier. He became a Presbyterian Minister and lived until he was 99.


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