November 24. HMS Dunedin. Midland Railway War Memorial. Roll of Honour

The Midland Railway War Memorial on the concourse of the York Street station was unveiled by Major-General Nugent this day in 1921. In 1917 NI infanteers died in Belgium, France and Israel. John McKeever from Lurgan serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders is named on the Jerusalem Memorial. Seven men from Belfast, Limavady, Newry and Upperlands were among the 300+ lost when HMS Dunedin was torpedoed in 1941. Robert Holland a reservist in HMS Caroline was called up at the outbreak of war. Stoker William Carson was one of three brothers serving in the RN. Five of his uncles had served in WW1. Robert McCahon from Upperlands and John Mullan from Limavady are named on the Portsmouth and Plymouth Naval Memorials. Eric Bowman from Bangor and formerly of 502 (Ulster) Squadron died in 1941. His brother Geoffrey also died in service. Robert Laird from Ballyclare served in Mesopotamia in WW1. Discharged in 1922 he re-enlisted in the RASC in August 1939. He died whilst on home leave in 1944.

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