January 8. Three brothers from Belmont. Roll of Honour

In 1916 Robert McDermott a recent law graduate of Queens was killed serving with the Royal Irish Rifles. He was one of three brothers from Belmont Manse to serve. On this day in 1916 the evacuation of the Royal Naval Division from Gallipoli commenced. In 1917 it was reported in the News Letter that Robert Quigg had left Bushmills to travel to Sandringham to receive the VC from the King. In 1945 William Wright from Londonderry died serving with Royal Ulster Rifles, 1st (Airborne) Btn. In Luxembourg. Today’s veteran was the son of a C of I clerical missionary to China. Educated at Campbell College, like the McDermotts, and at Cambridge, he served as a naval chaplain in WW2

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