August 21. Inniskillings WW2 Battle Honours. North Irish Horse VC. Roll of Honour

The battle of Hill 60 began at Gallipoli. The attack on Hill 60 was the last offensive action by the Allies prior to the evacuation in December 1915. Like many actions fought on Gallipoli, it was confused and inconclusive. 29 names in Today’s Roll for 1915 reflect the cost. All but one are Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers including Samuel Boyd from Myroe, Limavady, and Percy Jordan, son of the C of I Rector of Magherafelt. Edwin Sinton MC who had managed a cinema in Royal Avenue, Belfast was killed in 1918. His wife, a nursing sister, was also recognised for her services in France where she had been mentioned in dispatches in 1916 and was later awarded the Royal Red Cross medal. Herbert Bannister emigrated to Canada. He served with Canadian infantry before transferring to the Royal Flying Corps. He died in an accident on June 21 while flying a Sopwith Camel, from the UK to France. He is remembered on the RBAI War Memorial. Andrew Hunter and William Humpries died in Motor Torpedo Boat 477 in 1944. One of today’s Veterans is Thomas Craig who forged his age when only 14 and served in the North Irish Horse and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WW1. His chequered service makes for entertaining reading. He retired as a foreman in General Motors Canada in Oshawa, Durham, Ontario. Photo – Inniskillings WW2 Battle Honours.

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