January 07. Wulverghem Military Cemetery. Roll of Honour

Thomas Espey a Cookstown man who returned with S African forces and survived Delville Wood died in action in WW1. Within four months, on this day, the McAuley family of Ballygally lost a second son, David, serving with RAF in Canada in WW2. Today’s veterans include George Hempenstall from Portstewart who joned the Royal Navy as a boy in 1908 and served to 1921. He was born this day in 1890 and served in six ships in WW1. Robert Playfair served in the RMLI in both World Wars. Photo – Menin Gate at night

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