August 7. Lisburn and Dungannon sportsmen fall in WW1. Roll of Honour

Against a background of four days of the most intensive fighting in Gallipoli by Australians, the war in Europe continued. On this day two local sportsmen died – Hugh Travers of Dungannon Rugby Club in 1915 and Edward Brown of Lisnagarvey Hockey Club in 1917. William McMaster from Cullybackey who died in 1917 was one of five sons who served. Edward Reid from Belfast who was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field, in July 1917 died this day in 1917. Samuel Thompson, a military policeman from Belfast became a prisoner of war when Singapore was taken. He died in a pow camp in Malaya in 1943. Photo – Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery.

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