March 25. Kaiserschlacht. Operation Varsity. Roll of Honour

The 1918 entries in today’s Roll continue to reflect the cost of resisting the German Spring offensive – the Kaiserschlacht. Other WW1 entries include John Tackaberry, a Dungannon medic with Indian forces who died in Iraq. In WW2 Hugh Marks, an Old Portoran medic from Coleraine, is lost at sea, and two men die closer to home in local military hospitals. Royal Ulster Rifleman Joseph McCullough from Bangor died of wounds received in Operation Varsity. He was aged 19. Photo – Kaiserschlacht: German soldiers advancing through Etricourt in March 1918. This village had been a British rest area prior to that.

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