November 8. The origins of the Cenotaph. Roll of Honour

The Cenotaph was built for several reasons which are outlined here. Today’s Roll of WW1 highlights service by an Instonian in Russia with the Naval Air Service’s Armoured Car Division and his death in Belgium with the RFC to which he transferred. In WW2 Ronald Orr from Armoy, a former QUB student, was awarded a posthumous George Cross for his service in mine disposal on this day in 1944. Patrick Cherry from Lisburn and William Fitzpatrick from Whiteabbey were lost in HMS Walney, a former US coastguard cutter, during Operation Torch landings in French NW Africa. Their commanding officer was awarded the VC.

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