October 29. Polar expert improved Arctic convoy kit. Roll of Honour

Surgeon Captain Edward W Bingham from Dungannon was one of the most experienced polar explorers before WW2. His expertise developed clothing for those on Arctic convoys. The fallen on this day including three from the RAF, are from each of the six counties. In WW1 a South African tunneling expert in the Royal Engineers had family roots in Dervock. Alex Muirhead, a Derry born Scots Guardsman, died in one of the fierce confrontations at Gheluvelt, in Belgium. Our Veteran remembered today is Archie Morrow who served in the army from 1931 until 1946 in both the Royal Irish Fusiliers and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photo – Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria – Egypt.

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  1. Archie Morrow’s Army number dates from 1926 and suggests that he enlisted before 1931. It’s a ‘joint depot’ number from the period when the Faughs and Skins were ‘brigaded’ as The Corps of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Royal Irish Fusiliers when the depot was at St Lucia Barracks in Omagh.
    The CO of 2nd Inniskillings, Lt Col Joseph O’Brien Twohig wasn’t killed at Lemon Bridge. However, a company commander was injured seriously and his successor was killed and this was probably the officer that Archie was driving at the time.

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