June 15. Liberation of Belsen. Roll of Honour

Bergen Belsen concentration camp was liberated on this day in 1945. In 1917 James Thompson of the Royal Irish Regiment, and Coleraine, was lost in the troopship SS Arcadian in the Mediterranean when it was torpedoed and sank. Four men from NI were lost in HMS Mourne off the D Day beaches and two perished in HMS Blackwood whilst under tow in the English Channel. Both were sunk in action on this day in 1944. Four RAF men were lost on the same day, including James Weir on a mission to bomb E-boat facilities in Le Havre. The former Rockport and Campbell student is named on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

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