Category: Army WW1

June 21 – DCM award to WW1 Ballymena Gunner

The London Gazette of June 21, 1916, recorded that Bombardier Joseph Francey of Ballymena had been awarded the DCM.

June 20 – Brothers in Arms – Buchanans of Londonderry WW1

Richard Brendan Buchanan died at Gallipoli on this date

June 16 – Edward George Harvey, infantry and RFC

Derry officer served in Boer War, India and the RFC in WW1 The memorial to Edward Harvey bears the crests of the Wilshire Regiment and the RFC

June 16 – Roll of Honour

Representing their comrades who died on this day    

June 7 – Battle of Messines 7/14 June, 1917

Today is the anniversary of one of the most apocalyptic Allied attacks on the German lines during WWI – the Battle of Messines Ridge in West Flanders, Belgium. The 16th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) Division took part. Protestant and Catholic, Unionist and…

May 15/16 – Festubert – the single worst day for Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers losses

Overview of the battle and Roll of Honour

On this day – January 31

Ireland’s Call : Sporting Heroes Who Fell in The Great War – On this day NI submariners perished in ’The Battle of May’ in WW1 – RAF Squadron 103’s NI aircrew