On this day in 1944, the battleship HMS Barham sank in the Mediterranean whilst taking part in an operation against an Italian convoy to Lybia. Four men from Belfast, Larne, Lisburn, and Portadown were lost. Thomas Sinclair served during WW1 as a consulting surgeon to the army in France and Egypt. He conducted an examination of the German ace, the Red Baron, after he was shot down. He was Professor of Surgery at QUB and the first President of the Queen’s Services Club formed by those who returned to remember their colleagues who fell.