January 12. QUB Naval surgeon WW1, QUB Legal Airborne warrior WW2. Roll of Honour

January 12 – Clergy sons feature in today’s Roll. An Instonian whose father was rector of Christ Church, Durham Street, Belfast (now part of the Inst campus) was a medical student serving as a surgeon probationer in HMS Opal which was lost in a storm in WW1. Mervyn Dennison, son of a Methodist minister, interrupted his studies at Queen’s to serve with the Royal Ulster Rifles before joining the Parachute Regiment in WW2. His is a remarkable story of wartime and peace. Harry Hamilton of Portstewart survived the Somme, being a German POW, and having pneumonia after being released at the end of the War. Harry was the agent-in-charge of the L.M.S. Railway Station at Magilligan. Photo – Lone Pine Cemetery. Get today’s report here –

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