October 31. Sailors in the trenches 1. Roll of Honour

Many men and from every part of Ni served with the Royal Naval Division in WW1. They took part in every major land battle. They were sailors serving as infantry. They kept their ranks and naval traditions. George Collins from Belfast who took part in the defence of Antwerp with the Royal Marine Light Infantry in 1914 died of wounds in 1915 and is remembered at Skew Bridge, Gallipoli. On the same day the death took place of Jack Caton from Muckamore who transferred from the Royal Irish Rifles to Anson Btn, of the RN Division. His remains rest at Mesmil Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. In today’s Roll for 1914 are five Inniskilling Fusiliers. One of them was father of four, Leslie Houston from Ahoghill who played football for Linfield Swifts. In 1941 Queen’s Law graduate, Robert Connell from Limavady died. The Leading Aircraftman’s funeral took place to Drumachose Presbyterian Churchyard, Limavady. Nineteen-year-old Robert Browne from Coleraine was serving with the Royal Scots when he died in the Netherlands at Limburg.

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