March 12. Three Belfast brothers fell for freedom. Roll of Honour

Thomas Davison of Spamount Street, Belfast, died today in 1915 serving with the Royal Irish Rifles in France. The GPO employee was the first of three brothers to die in the war. His two brothers died in 1916 serving with Canadian Infantry and the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Three WW1 named on today’s Roll had links with India. David McGinley from Londonderry, and Talbot Reid who had links with Ballycastle and Ballymoney and served with 67th Punjabis died serving there. Neill Gavin, an Irish medical missionary, who returned to serve with RAMC, died in France. Among the WW2 men remembered is Hubert Kyle, a Gunner from Clogher who died in Yokohama, Japan, and aircrew with graves in Reichswald Forest, Germany, and Belfast. Veteran Norman Cesar was one of three brothers to serve. Photo – Tired rays of winter sun blink through clouds over the now quiet killing fields of the Somme at Courcelette

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