June 25. Dunville family service. Roll of Honour

The war service by three members of the Dunville family of Holywood and whisky distillery of Belfast is outlined. John Beastall was an apprentice boilermaker in Harland & Wolff’s who enlisted in September, 1914. He went out with the Ulster Division and died on this day in 1916 trying to save others. Today’s Roll records the service of five RAF men who died on this date in WW2 over Norway, Germany and UK. Laurence Rentoul from Belmont, an Oxford graduate and son of a Presbyterian minister, was lost in armoured reconnaisance in Italy in 1944. In 1945 William Hodge from Limavady fell serving with the Highland Light Infantry in the Netherlands. Photo – Rotilla roses at V.C Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles.

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