July 18. MC for Sir John Gorman on his first day in action. Roll of Honour

In 1944 Old Portoran John Gorman was awarded the Military Cross for action in a tank battle in Normandy. Eliza Mehaffey a Royal Navy Nursing Sister from Strabane died when the plane she was travelling to Gibraltar in was shot down. George Maginnis from Aughnacloy, an officer in the airborne Royal Ulster Rifles fell in Normandy. Belfast born Charles Everitt fell with the Royal Canadian Regiment in the invasion of Sicily. A cousin of the compiler of Remembrance NI who died with the Inniskillings in India in WW2 was named after an uncle who survived the Somme in WW1.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.