April 7. NI Submariner’s WW2 service recognised. Roll of Honour

Lieutenant Henry Walmisley, a RNVR submariner from Kilkeel, was mentioned posthumously in despatches on this day in 1942. He was lost hitching a lift from Malta to the UK in the submarine Tetrarch. (Photo of sister boat HMS Torbay). He had completed seventeen Central Mediterranean War Patrols with HM Submarines. In 1943 Lt Col Charles H.B. ‘Heaver’ Allen, Commanding Officer of 6 Inniskillings died in Tunisia along with five Fusiliers from NI – William Kerr from Castlederg, Samuel Megarity from Armagh, Joseph Robinson from Ballygawley, Albert Tinman from Portadown and William Trimble from Antrim. Two Fusiliers Hugh O’Neill from Cookstown and Edward McVeigh from Enniskillen, died on the same day in Burmah. In 1945 Robert Burns from Belfast died flying off HMS Victorious in the East China Sea while on a strike on Hirara airfield.

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