Category: Army WW1

Inniskilling insights WW1

The Inniskilling Fusiliers raised 13 Battalions and was awarded 46 Battle Honours and 8 Victoria Crosses, losing 5,890 men during the course of the war. Insights from Londonderry, Dungannon, Limavady and Queen’s University Training Corps. Plus outline service records of each battalion.

Queen’s University professor of medicine and the death of German air-ace the Red Baron

Serving with army medics he solved a major dispute about the death of the famous and deadliest German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen.

Northern Ireland’s Generals – Ballycastle doctor who headed Army Medical Corps

He played rugby for Coleraine Inst, Trinity and Ireland, served in India, and in WW1 in Gallipoli, Egypt, France and Belgium.

Daddy Steele – the NI General who mobilised the Army for WW2

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.

Unique memorial in Belfast Cathedral to 36th Ulster Division

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.

First World War Nurses.

WW1 Nurses war memorial relocated in Belfast Cathedral from Dublin garrison church, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, The nurses of the UVF