November 14. Limavady War Memorial’s Australian officer. Roll of Honour

William Stewart from Dungiven emigrated to Australia. His brother George emigrated to Canada. Both enlisted in the armies of their adopted countries and returned to Europe where both died in WW1 in the cause of democratic freedoms. They are named on Limavady’s War Memorial. William died on this day in 1916. He is named on the national Australian War Memorial in Canberra. In 1919 the first dinner of the 36th Ulster Division Officers Old Comrades Association took place on Friday 14th November in the Café Royal, Belfast. Sergeant Terence McCorry was in a Sunderland L5803 over the Bay of Biscay in 1941. His gunnery enabled the craft to escape from an attack by a Focke-Wulf Kurie. The pilot received a bar to his Distinguished Flying Cross. Sergeant McCorry’s funeral was at Belfast Milltown (Roman Catholic) Cemetery. Pilot Officer Charles McConaghy from Portrush died in 1944. He is named on the air forces’ Runnymeade Memorial, Surrey. Jean McCarron of the Auxiliary Territorial Service died aged 24 in 1945. Her remains rest in Tamlaght churchyard. Photo – HMS Cavalier at Chatham on which there is a memorial unveiled by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to 11,000 men lost in RN Destroyers in WW2.

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