June 2. True NI stories from Jutland and Messines Ridge. Roll of Honour

NI Jutland stories – King George VI and a gunner from Portadown, A Mason’s memento, a survivor who died serving in World War II, and a Naval artist from Belfast. In today’s Roll – In 1917 at Messines. a single shell landed in the midst of four young Ballymoney friends. Three of them, 18-year-old Rifleman Hanna, Lance Corporal McCoubrey, and Rifleman Wade, died instantly. Robert Maxwell from Portballintrae is one of four men lost at Dunkirk in 1940. Leading Seaman William Dawe from LIsburn died in hospital in 1941 from injuries received in the battle with the Bismarck in the Atlantic. William Kane died in Burma and WJ Walker in India. Both were Coleraine men serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photo – La Targette War Cemetery.

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