October 5 – From battlefied to pulpit. Roll of Honour

On 5th Oct 1943, the Irish Brigade embarked on a “peaceful” Italian cruise from Barletta to Termoli where they landed under artillery fire – 61 days later, they would be relieved by Canadian forces at the Moro River. The veteran remembered today was awarded a Military Cross serving with Royal Irish Rifles. After the war he became a Presbyterian minister, serving in Randalstown and with other congregations. Photo – V Beach cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli.

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