November 13 – Military honours for Sandes’ Home pioneer.Roll of Honour

Eva Maguire was the partner and successor to Elise Sandes, in establishing Sandes’ Homes for servicemen. She died in 1967 and her remains were buried at Tyrella Church of Ireland graveyard, next to her mentor Elise Sandes, with full military honours. The funeral was headed by Lt-General Sir Ian Harris GOC NI Command. Six of the twenty WW 1 entries in the Roll today highlight the service of the Royal Naval Division – sailors serving in an infantry role. Their War Graves headstones bear the naval anchor. Old Campbellian William Hurst, son of the founder of Charles Hurst Automobiles. served in HMS Caroline. His WW2 grave in Egypt was visited by two fellow Caroline officers, Richard Pim, later Head Constable of the RUC, and John E Sayers, later editor of the Belfast Telegraph, who both worked closely with Churchill maintaining his war office. Today’s veteran is Baron Cooke of Islandreagh who served in WW2. He was the last President of the Belfast Branch of the Burma Star Association.

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