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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