July 6. SAS from NI murdered by Gestapo. Story from Somme. Roll of Honour

Four SAS men from NI were murdered by the Gestapo in France on this day in 1944. They were L/Cpl Lutton from Armagh, Thomas Barker from Cookstown, Joe Walker from Moira, and William Young from Randalstown. On the same day, James Bingham and Alex Clarke died with the Belfast Gunners in Burmah and two Belfast men, Robert Creighton and Desmond Willy were lost when HMS Trollope was torpedoed off France. Photo – Brockwood War Cemetery, the only CWGC cemetery in the UK. Londonderry-born Michael Bryson who is in today’s Roll for 1943 is named there.

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