December 3. Veteran WAAF became leading Irish Artist. Roll of Honour

In 1914 Fred Bradley from Moy was one of the first NI submariners to go ‘on eternal patrol’ when Submarine D5 was sunk by a British mine off Great Yarmouth. In 1943 the Skins and the Royal Ulster Rifles were in a fierce fight near St Vito in Italy. Archie Porter from Upper Ballysillan, Thomas Allen from Armagh, and Peter Treanor from Crossmaglen were among their fallen. Veterans today include Edward Cassells from Coleraine who was gassed during WW1. He died on this day in 1928 aged 38. His funeral was to Killowen Parish Graveyard beside the church in whch he was married to Mary Gough in 1913. Wartime WAAF Joy Clements married and settled in NI where she became a noted artist. Read a short account of her remarkable life and career in today’s report.

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