General Sir James Stuart Steele, Inst and Queen’s OTC, served in both world wars and in 1939 his hand signed the mobilisation order for GB forces.
Category: Army WW1
The Irish War Memorial Records; The Victoria Cross record of the 36th (Ulster) Division; The memorial to Edmund De Wind VC; The 36th (Ulster) Division record; Instonians killed in action on the first day of the Somme.
WW1 Nurses war memorial relocated in Belfast Cathedral from Dublin garrison church, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, The nurses of the UVF
John Alexander Sinton was the first Queen’s College graduate, and the first North Irish medic, to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He later served as Pro-Chancellor of the University and Honorary Colonel of the University’s Officers’ Training Corps.
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Annesley West from Co. Fermanagh was on secondment from the North Irish Horse to the Tank Corps. He was killed in action at Courcelles, France, aged 40, on 2 September 1918 when he rallied infantry who had become disorientated in dense fog. He encouraged them with the words – “Stick it, […]