November 18. The final day of the Somme Offensive. Roll of Honour

On this day in 1941, a RUR and SAS officer died following a raid on airfields in North Africa. He was a member of a leading Irish legal family. A Catholic, he was educated at Clongowes Wood College, Co.Kildare, and Queen’s University, Belfast. He was the brother of Sir Ambrose McGonigal MC (RUR). Charles Allen from Dervock died in 1914 with the Irish Guards. In 1916 this is the final day of the Somme Offensive and men from Ballycastle, Ballymena, and Whitehead died. Roughly 3,500 men from all over Ireland died in this battle.

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