November 26. HMS Bulwark. Sir William Thompson. Roll of Honour

At least five men from NI died when HMS Bulwark exploded near Sheerness in 1914. Alexander Montagu from Cromore, Portstewart died. His brother Fr Walter Phillip Montagu, SJ, Chaplain to the Forces, died in 1918. Both are named on Portstewart WM. Sir William Thompson was Professor of Medicine at QUB for 27 years. In WW1 he served with the RAMC and with other Belfast medics in France made important medical breakthroughs. Sir William’s son, an only child, served as a Captain with the RAMC during WW2 and was killed during the fall of Singapore

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