November 4. Arthur O’Neill from Ni was first MP killed in WW1. Roll of Honour

The first Member of Parliament to be killed in action during the First World War was Captain Arthur O’Neill on this day in 1914. Today’s Roll includes Captain Thomas Phillips from Ahoghill, a Campbell and Queen’s educated medic, who was born in Damascus; Stewart Agnew a rifleman from Upperlands serving with New Zealand Army, and Edwin Toole a Royal Canadian Air Force Sergeant from Belfast who died over Serbia near Belgrade. Photo – Recruiting office in Clifton Street, Belfast during WW2.

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