December 4. St Julien Dressing Station Cemetery. Roll of Honour

St. Julien is one of the multitude of war cemeteries in Europe. Photos today are a reminder that their presentday layout and well kept appearance are a far cry from the conditions in which they started. The greatest ally in 1941 was the winter on the Russian front. Temperatures of -37C ground the German assault to a halt. Three infanteers – Stanley Henderson from Belfast, Peter Treanor from Crossmaglen and John Smillie from Ballymena are remembered at the Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. They fell in 1943. Patrick Gallagher was a member of Limavady RNA. He joined HMS Ganges in 1934. In the war he served in HMS Norfolk, and was involved in the hunt for the Bismark in 1941 and later served in HMS Norfolk on Arctic convoys. He was aged 94 when he received the Arctic Star.

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