April 3. War service from Canada to Karachi. Roll of Honour

On this day in 1919 Admirals Jellicoe and Beatty (photo) were both promoted to Admiral of the Fleet. They were both C in C of the Royal Navy Grand Fleet during WW1 and both key players at Jutland. Their contributions have been under discussion since. Coleraine-born David Donnelly returned from Glasgow to enlist in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He died in France aged 19 in 1918. On the same day William McCurdy from Rasharkin died as a German prisoner of war having been captured during their 1918 Spring Offensive and James Breen from Clogher fell with South African infantry near Le Cateau. William Biggard from Ballymoney had served with the North Irish Horse and after their dismountment with the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He died in a German hospital in 1918. His younger brother John had died in action the previous year. In 1944 Walter King from Waterside, Londonderry, died near Naples, Italy, serving with the Inniskilling Fusiliers. William Wilson from Hillsborough died with the RAF in Gaza in 1945.

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