January 05 – Bushmills VC welcome. Roll of Honour

Today in 1915 there was a large turn out at Limavady Railway Station when a party of the 10th (Service) Battalion Royal Inniskillings left For Finner Camp after Christmas leave. In 1917 The Northern Whig reported on a welcome Bushmills gave to Robert Quigg VC on his homecoming from France on a fortnight’s furlough. Today’s Roll records one of the greatest war crimes. Signalman David Millar from Stewartstown was executed in 1945 as a Japanese prisoner of war. He had been taken captive in Singapore in 1942. In 1943 submariner Robert Gunn from Ligoniel was lost when his ship was sunk by depth charges of Italian torpedo boats off Tunis. Photo – Wolfhound Major Robert Moore, with wolfhound Brian Boru X, the mascot of the Royal Irish Regiment, pictured on the Giant’s Causeway

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