December 6. Unknown Warrior – Irish chaplains key role. Roll of Honour

Two serving C of I chaplains are playing a key role in developing a new museum of forces’ chaplaincy which will display possessions of the chaplain who first proposed the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Joseph O’Neill from Magherafelt was one of three brothers to die in WW1. In the dining room of the Ulster Reform Club there is a painting presented by Mr Bass Capper to the Club in memory of his son Captain Bass Durant Capper, who died in the Royal Flying Corps in 1917. In 1944 Thomas Clark of Upperlands was lost when HMS Bullen was torpedoed. His father Major Thomas Jackson Clark rejoined the Army on the outbreak of war. Herbert McKee RN, a law grad from QUB, was awarded a George Medal for mine disposal.

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  1. The mountain taken by US Fifth Army was Monte Camino, not Monte Cassino which was never taken by US Fifth Army. It fell finally on 18 May 1944.

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