March 11. Son of Prime Minister of Northern Ireland killed in Tunisia. Roll of Honour

Nine fatalities from HMS Bayano, torpedoed on this day in 1915, are interred in N Ireland. On this day in 1915, Royal Irish Riflemen, Harold Brown from Banbridge, and Robert Ross from Cookstown, fell in the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. Edward Duncan, a decorated army chaplain from Fintona, died doing his duty in 1917. James Smyth from Belfast, a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, died on the same day. Nine servicemen from WW2 are remembered including Basil Brooke, son of the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, who died in Tunisia in 1943 with the Grenadier Guards. Basil’s youngest brother Henry Alan Brooke MC also died during WW2. Photo – Commonwealth loyalty – 73 New Zealand servicemen’s remains rest in the Cannock Chase War Cemetery in Staffordshire.

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