August 9. SAS men from NI executed by the Gestapo. Roll of Honour

Tod Barker from Cookstown and Billy Young from Randalstown of the Special Air Service Regiment were murdered by the Gestapo in 1944. In 1915 Ernest Harper from Dungannon a junior lecturer at QUB died in Gallipoli. He is one of the eleven recorded here who fell on this day in that battleground. 21 Royal Inniskillings who fell between 1916 – 1918 are remembered at Potijze Chateau Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Hazell Alison, a Cambridge graduate from Portrush, is named on the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres. James Carson was one of two brothers from Larne to serve with the RAMC. A noted rugby player he died serving in Egypt attached to the RAF in WW1. His elder brother Herbert was to die a few months later. Their family established scholarships at Larne Grammar School in their memory. Samuel Saunderson, a former Cliftonville soccer player, died in a plane crash on a training exercise in 1940. Aircraftman Robert Haire from Lisburn, a Japanese POW died on The Railway of Death in 1943. Photo – HMS Hood seen from HMS Repulse.

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