June 29. Pathfinder on 127 ops became Terence O’Neill’s wingman. Roll of Honour

Squadron Leader Jim ‘Zulu’ Malley, DSO, DFC and Bar, WW2 Pathfinder became NI Prime Minister’s close civil servant adviser. The former Dungannon Royal School student was the eldest of three brothers to fly with Bomber Command. All three survived, in a business where the odds against survival were the most unfavourable of any branch of the Services. Wm Montgomery from Upperlands was only 18 when he died in Birmingham in 1915 of wounds received at Dardanelles. Six men from the Royal Irish Rifles 13th (Service) Battalion, (1st County Down Volunteers). fell this day in 1916 in the Beaumont Hamel area in France. They were from Hillsborough and Dromore. Wm Bunting a Naval Reservist from Belfast was only 17 when he was stricken in 1918 by pneumonia. In 1941 21-year-old Victor Dolan of HMS Caroline died while undergoing treatment for typhoid in the Civil Fever Hospital, Newtownards. William Leitch, a REME Craftsman from Camlough, died in 1946 at Waringfield Military Hospital, Moira, leaving a wife and five young children.

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