July 26 – Legacy of Belfast’s unofficial WW1 photographer. Roll of Honour

George Corry from Bangor was educated at RBAI and became a member of the QUB Officers’ Training Corps. He enlisted with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 1940 and received a cadetship to Sandhurst in April 1941. Later that year he was commissioned in the North Irish Horse and transferred to the R.A.F. in 1942. He was killed on active service in Italy this day in 1944. George Hackney took his camera to WW1 and left the best photographic record of the 36th (Ulster) Division. You can sample it here. George ’Paddy’ Alderdice from Lisburn is remembered at Reichswald Forest Cemetery. There are eight RAF men among the 15 entries in today’s Roll of Honour for WW2. George Alderdice from Lisburn trained other pilots in the USA before returning to the UK to serve in Bomber Command when he was lost on his first mission. A short tribute to him by a fellow instructor from the Shetland Islands is in his entry in today’s Roll for 1943.

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