October 22. Tyne-Cot Memorial. Roll of Honour

Featured today is Tyne-Cot War Cemetery. It is the largest British military cemetery in the world. Its size and scale are indicated in seven photos in the daily report – link below. The Roll includes a remarkable acount of the Colgan family of Ballymena. Thomas Colgan died this day in 1916, six weeks after the death of his son Thomas. In 1921 Mrs Colgan attended the dedication of the Uster Tower, and two sons wore their father’s and brother’s medals at the dedication of the World War 1 memorial in the Ballymena memorial garden. In today’s Roll are four RN personnel who died in the destroyer HMS Hurworth, mined off Crete in WW2. They include Ross Kirkpatrick, the Medical Officer, who had survived when HMS Zulu was sunk by aircraft off Tobruk and who was awarded a DSC for his services then. Photo – Tyne-Cot Memorial and War Cemetery.

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