February 9. Costly service in Europe, Africa and Asia. Roll of Honour

Photo – Mill Road Cemetery with the Ulster Tower, Connaught Cemetery and Thiepval Wood in the distance. Those in today’s Roll rest in locations including Algeria, France, Germany, Netherlands, and LIbya. Two of the three casualties from 1917 died of natural causes. Royal Irish Fusilier Albert Cousins from Kilkeel was home on leave from France and Daniel McConnell of the Royal Flying Corps died of pneumonia in a Manchester hospital. Robert Guiney of Templepatrick died serving with the Royal Marine Light Infantry in the trenches near Aveluy Wood. Two Royal Irish Fusiliers, William McCartney from Ballymena and William Ross from Belfast died on this day in 1943 in Tunisia. In 1944 Edward Bassett became the latest Gunner of the 8th HAA Belfast Regiment to die serving in Burma. Edward Spence from Sydenham, Belfast, saw action with the Gordon Highlanders in North Africa, Egypt, Tripoli, Sicily, and then through France and Holland to Germany. He died today in 1945 from wounds received the previous day during Operation Veritable at the Reichswald Forest near Kleve in Germany.

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