December 2. Faughs five miles behind enemy lines. Roll of Honour

In today’s Roll, read James McKinstry’s letter to his mother before he moved into the trenches. The 21 year old from Belfast was in the front line near Beaumont Hamel when he was fatally wounded in 1916. Read also the commendation by the commanding officer and Brigadier for the instant award of a Military Medal to Corporal Stanley Hughes for his courage and leadership behind enemy lines in Italy. James Carlisle from HMS Caroline was notified as missing within days of his daughter’s third birthday in 1942. Walter Sergant from Rostrevor was shot down in 1943. He is buried alongside other men from his Lancaster crew in Charlottenburg cemetery, Berlin.

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