April 6. WW2 conflicts in Tunisia and Burmah. Roll of Honour

George Dornan who had emigrated in 1910 from Belfast returned to Europe with the Australian army. He died in action this day in 1918. He is commemorated at Cargycreevy Presbyterian churchyard on his family headstone where his parents remains were buried. John Donnelly from Kilrea died after having his leg amputated in a Southampton hospital in 1918. Second Word War entries today reflect the combat in Tunisia and Myanmar. Two men died from the 9th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, from Londonderry died in Tunisia. Men from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Btn. Are named on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar. They include Samuel Dunlop from Banbridge and William Kane, of Coleraine. Another Gunner killed in Tunisia was Danuel Wilson, a former member of the Officer Training Corps at Shrewsbury School. A keen sportsman, he was awarded a Blue for athletics whilst a student at King’s College, Cambridge. He is named on one of two memorial stones in the Grand Hall of the Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street. Padre Pat Kelleher was awarded an immediate Military Cross for his actions at Casino with the Irish Brigade in 1944. Photo – The Medjez-El-Bab Memorial

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