October 22. Tyne-Cot Memorial. Roll of Honour

Photo – The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing commemorates 34,887 names of men from the United Kingdom and New Zealand Forces who died from the date of 16 August 1917 and who have no known grave. In 1914 Second Lieutenant Charles Dunlop, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was the first Instonian to die in the war. After RBAI he was a member of the Training Corps at Queen’s, before entering Sandhurst. He was sent to the front shortly after passing out. He died of wounds received in the Battle of the Aisne at the age of 22 while waiting for an amputation. Charles was the son of the late Fleet Surgeon James Dunlop. Thomas Colgan from Ballymena died this day in 1916 serving with the Royal Irish Rifles. His son, also named Thomas died of wounds on 30/07/1916 whilst serving with the 1st/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. On the 19th November 1921 Mrs Colgan sponsored by the Mid-Antrim Pensions War Committee attended the opening and dedication of the Ulster Tower. Thomas and Catherine’s sons Alec and Fred attended the dedication of the World War 1 memorial in the Ballymena memorial garden on the 11th November 1924. Fred and Alec wore their father’s and brother’s medals. In today’s Roll are four RN personnel who died in the destroyer HMS Hurworth, mined off Crete in WW2. They include Ross Kirkpatrick, the Medical Officer, who had survived when HMS Zulu was sunk by aircraft off Tobruk and who was awarded a DSC for his services then.

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