August 10, Part 2. Gallipoli, Ypres and Cassino. Roll of Honour

Eight men who died in Gallipoli in 1915 are named in today’s Roll of Honour. In the entry of Owen Conlon there is an extract from the diaries of James Healy Hamill Pollock from Ballymoney, Co Antrim, who served as Machine Gun officer with 6th Royal Irish Rifles, which was part of 10th (Irish) Division. It makes for the starkest of reading. On the same day in Europe battles around Ypres continued claiming the life of Edward Lennox of Kilrea, and Patrick McKee of Holywood. The names of 13 who fell in 1917 include 8 from the Royal Irish Rifles. In 1943 three Royal Ulster Riflemen died in a train crash at the station at Scarborough. One of them, William Hall from Glynn, was the son of an LMS train driver. David McClatchey a former member of First Portadown BB Company died at Cassino with the RUR. He is named on Portadown WM and St. Mark’s Parish Church WM. Photo – Jerusalem War Graves Cemetery.

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