August 8. The hell of Passchendale. Roll of Honour

Henry Gill from Belfast died fighting with Australians at Gallipoli in 1915 – his New Testament, his correspondence, and his mother’s letters form part of the Australian National War Memorial archives. There was a mustard gas attack on the Derry Fusiliers in 1917. William Adams, one of forty former North Irish Horse serving as infantry in 10 Skins, dies in action in 1917. Ballymoney-born, he was husband to Maggie Adams, of Brook St., Coleraine. Boy Sailor Joseph Magill was in a sinking off Norway and became a POW on his 18th birthday in 1918. William Atkinson from Hillsborough, Andrew Cowan from Drumbeg, and Alexander Mitchell from Larne fell in Canadian ranks in 1918. Five RAF WW2 entries in today’s Roll show the global nature of the war. Veterans remembered today are three Queen’s University graduates who served as medical officers.

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