June 20. Brothers in arms – Buchanans of Derry; Tyrrells of Belfast. Roll of Honour

Brothers in arms – the Buchanans of Derry; the Tyrrells of Belfast. Three of them died in WW1. In 1941 William Houston of Ballynure was lost in HM Submarine Umpire nine days after her commissioning. William Delaney from Ballycarry fell serving with the New Zealand Army in Lebanon in 1942. The funeral of Bombardier Edward Martin took place with full military honours, the coffin carried on a gun carriage to Bangor cemetery in 1945. Photo – Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, where a Buchanan brother is remembered, holds the remains of 1,237 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War.

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