January 24. Battle of Dogger Bank. Roll of Honour

HMCS Sackville (Above) the only remaining Flower Class corvette. In today’s Roll is Ian McCormack from Knock, an officer who served with the Royal Naval Division. These were sailors in infantry role and the RND fought in all the major theatres in Europe. To the chagrin of some of the army brass, they maintained naval traditions in the trenches…including beards. John Wilson from Lurgan is remembered on the Menin Gate and John Donnelly from Blackwatertown fell at the Somme. Both served in the Royal Irish Fusiliers. An 18 year old WW2 RUR commando fell in the Netherlands.

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