October 20. Last movement of 36th (Ulster) Division. Kilrea pilot. Roll of Honour

On the night of the 19th & 20th October 1918, the Ulster Division crossed the Lys River. This would be the last movement of the division before the war ended. Today’s Roll has entries of 15 men including William Anderson, a young scout-master from Greenisland who joined the NI Horse and later died in battle along with eight from the Royal Irish Rifles in 1918. Joseph Bamford from Kilrea served in the RN Armoured Car Division transferring to the Royal Flying Corps. He survived a collision at 11,000 feet. Later he was presented with the French Croix de Guerre. He died on operations in 1917. In WW2 Maurice Green, a former member of 502 (Ulster) Squadron, RAFVR, died over Norway, having been in action during the Battle of Britain. Photo – In the Ulster Tower at Theipval.

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