April 30. Belfast medical pioneer saved thousands of forces’ lives. Roll of Honour

Today’s veteran is one of the most notable WW1 medical consultants. Sir Almroth Edward Wright’s pioneer work in immunology saved countless lives, especially in the First World War. He was the son of the Rector of St Mary’s Church on Belfast’s Crumlin Road. James Cochrane from Macosquin died in 1918 serving in the Royal Engineers in France. Robert Dodds, a Belfast Naval Reservist from HMS Caroline, was lost when HMS Bittern was sunk in 1940 battle for Norway. Dallas Boyce from Portstewart died with RAF on a reconnaissance flight to the North of Iceland in 1942. Three men died in Tunisia in 1943. Robert Dickson from Sion Mills (North Irish Horse), Edward Green from Londonderry (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) and Robert Tweed from Ballymoney (Irish Guards). On this day Hitler commits suicide in 1945.

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