October 30. Navy officer played key role in Bletchley Park success. Roll of Honour

William Beggs, a Royal Marine from Belfast who fought in Gallipoli and the defence of Antwerp in WW1, died on this day in 1916 at Beaumont Hamel. 19 year old Basil Pollock, who left Campbell College in 1939, died piloting his plane over Norway in 1940. He is remembered on Holywood War Memorial. David Tees a naval reserve officer from HMS Caroline died in a plane crash on way to new post in Malta. Four who died on this date in Italy in 1943 include William James Warren of Ballymena, and John White from Belfast serving with London Irish Rifles a battalion of the Royal Ulster Rifles. Alan Bradshaw, a former student at Royal School Dungannon, played a key role in the success of Bletchley Hall where the German naval Enigma Code was deciphered. He was recalled to serve in the Admiralty Intelligence Department. Today’s veteran is James Knox from Belfast who was wounded while serving with 8th (Belfast) HAA Regiment in Somme, France in June 1940. He was evacuated and hospitalised. James died on 30/10/1985.

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