November 7. The Unknown Warrior – the secrets of a Bangor RIR officer. Roll of Honour

Ernest Fitzsimon from Bangor knew the full story of the Unknown Warrior. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers from Derry and Dungannon fell in the First Battle of Ypres preventing the allies being cut off from the coast. Samuel Finnegan from Portadown having seen action on the Western Front was attached to the Egyptian Camel Transport Corps which gave support to the British forces. He died in Gaza in 1917. Twenty-two-year-old Samuel Morrison, of Londonderry, died serving in the RAF in 1942. He is remembered at Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery. Three RN men from Derry and Belfast, Robert Dinsmore, Samuel Foreman, and John Rosborough died in 1944 when their landing craft hit a mine off Ostende. Veteran John Carson, a banker in civilian life, survived a torpedo attack off North Africa and saw action in a landing craft on D Day.

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