William Cross was one of the significant number of NI men who served with forces from the British Empire in WW1. He came to France with a New Zealand infantry regiment and died in hospital in Dungannon. Michael Harrison from Bangor serving in the Guards Armoured Division was 20 years old when he was killed by a sniper in 1945 while taking part in a heavily resisted tank advance in North Germany. The former Rockport student was a lover of poetry and kept hand-written copies of some of his favourite poems in a small notebook. It was returned to his parents. Romance figures in the veterans recalled today. Elizabeth Stafford a member of the WRNS from Coleraine met her husband at Londonderry naval base. They married and went to the USA and then Canada. Photo – The Australian War Memorial, Canberra.