May 31 – Battle of Jutland. Bangor VC. Rolls of Honour

An overview of the Battle of Jutland in 1916 with Rolls of Honour for each ship in which NI men served in the biggest naval battle of WW1 and from which Commander Bingham of Bangor was awarded a Victoria Cross. Molly McGinnis a nurse from Ballykelly was awarded a Military Medal for her actions on the night of May 31, 1918, in the St John’s Ambulance Hospital in Etaples, France, which was bombed. Years later she was quoted as saying ‘I got a medal because I didn’t run away’. That’s all she ever said about the medal. Records are presented of nine WW2 RAF men from Belfast, Clough, Larne, Warrenpoint, and Kilrea who rest in places such as Amsterdam and the Reichswald Forest Cemetery. Photo – Danish memorial to the battle of Jutland.

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