October 29. Polar expert improved Arctic convoy kit. Roll of Honour

Surgeon Captain Edward W Bingham from Dungannon was one of the most experienced polar explorers before WW2. His expertise developed clothing for those on Arctic convoys. In 1914 Alex Muirhead, a Derry-born Scots Guardsman, died in one of the fierce confrontations at Gheluvelt four miles from Ypres on the Menin Road, in Belgium. John Gallagher from Ballycastle died this day in 1917. His brother Thomas died a year later. In 1918 John McClure, a South African tunneling expert in the Royal Engineers, had family roots in the Dervock Presbyterian congregation. Our Veteran remembered today is Archie Morrow who served in the army from 1931 until 1946 in both the Royal Irish Fusiliers and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. At one stage he was reported Missing in Action and family legend has it that he borrowed a bicycle from a French mademoiselle and made his way back to his unit outside Ypres before getting back to the U.K. on 1st June 1940. He finished his war in Villach, Austria, before processing at Disembarcation Unit Camp on 28th October 1945. Photo – Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria

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