December 27. NI service in Canadian forces. Roll of Honour

The Vimy Ridge Memorial is Canada’s largest monument outside the country. NI men served in Canadian forces in both World Wars. Today’s veteran is Hugh Hunter. Born in Portstewart he served with Canadian artillery in WW2 and is remembered on the local Presbyterian Church’s Roll of Honour. James Heatherington from Ballygawley served with Canadian Infantry. At the end of a visit home he died on this day in 1916 in an accident at a Belfast railway station. Three men from Cookstown, Dundrod and Portadown serving with the RAF are remembered.

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