October 26. War’s end for Ulster Division. Roll of Honour

On this day in 1918, the Ulster Division is ordered that at night, they would be relieved from the Frontline. When relieved the War for the Ulster Division would be over, as they will go into the reserve and rest until the armistice. Today’s Roll for 1914 starts with seven members of the Royal Irish Rifles, four of whom are named on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, indicating that they have no known grave. They were from Belfast, Bessbrook, Lisburn and Lurgan. In 1917 John Simms from Bangor was the last Old Campbellian to be killed in the Third Battle of Ypres. Daniel Mulholland emigrated to Canada from Coleraine. He died in 1918 serving with Canadian Infantry. He was commemorated in 1st Coleraine Presbyterian Church, and the Irish Society School. In 1941 Submariner Henry Walmsley from Kilkeel is lost hitching a lift in a sub from Malta to UK. In 1942 Joseph Willett from Portrush serving in the Fleet Air Arm was lost in an air accident at Cape Town.1943 reflects the Irish Fusiliers fight in Italy. In 1944 William Hetherington from Londonderry dies in India, four months after his brother’s loss. Both were serving in RAF.

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