December 10. Force Z – Repulse and Prince of Wales sunk. Roll of Honour

On this day in 1941, at least twenty-three men from NI were lost in HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales when Force Z was attacked by Japanese aircraft. James McCaul from Mossley survived and became a POW on the notorious Burma ‘Death Railway’. Tommy Burns from Derry also survived and later became a pillar of Waterside RBL. Royal Marines also died in these attacks including James Clark from Larne. Marine Sam Duncan from Stewartstown survived but died as a POW. 17-year-old James Millar from Newmarket Street, Coleraine survived but was lost in 1942 in HMS Cornwall. Archibald Campbell from Limavady, a QUB graduate in medicine, died in RAF service in 1944.

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